“Placemaking” – One Way Realtors® Help Make YOUR Community a Better Place To Live!

Published Feb 12, 2016

Across our nation, homeowners are coming together, taking ownership of their communities in order to make things better for everyone.


It’s called “Placemaking.”


Placemaking helps people develop a strong stake in their community and a commitment to continuously makethings better. Strong communities draw an ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse population, which in turn, helpsmake communities more vibrant.


How do you initiate a Placemaking project? Look to Realtors®! They are prime candidates to lead or initiate the efforts needed. Realtors® are motivated stakeholders with deep knowledge and historical perspectives of their neighborhoods.


The National Association of Realtors®’ Placemaking Initiative provides grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 tohelp state and local Realtor® Associations plan, organize, implement, and maintain Placemaking activities in their communities. Information on the grants and the application process is available through the Realtor® Action Center.


Placemaking has four key attributes:

  • Access: the place is accessible and well-connected to other places in the neighborhood
  • Comfort: the place offers comfort, safety, and attractive surroundings
  • Activities: people can participate in activities in the place
  • Sociability: people want to gather, meet neighbors, and come back