NAR’s Placemaking Initiative to the Rescue

The first several posts introduced you to this thing called Placemaking which hopefully piqued your interest.   You may have looked around your neighborhood and thought about a space or two that would be an ideal spot to convert back...
July 30, 2014

Why Should REALTORS® Care About Placemaking?

Placemaking can be undertaken by anyone in a community, but it may be a matter of getting someone like a REALTOR® Association, or an eager REALTOR® member, to take the lead or initiative,  get the idea in motion, make...

Discovering Placemaking: Washington, D.C.

I’m not a REALTOR®. Two months ago, I couldn’t have told you the first thing about “placemaking,” or what it is. But picture this: I’m sitting in the shade of Dupont Circle’s outer ring of benches. To my left,...

So What Exactly is Placemaking?

Have you ever been in a great public space where it just felt good to be there and where you would go back again and again?  This is Placemaking! Planners, citizens, public officials, organizations and “placemakers” define Placemaking in...

Placemaking is for You and Your Community

Do you know a spot in your neighborhood that could use a little love?  Maybe it’s an empty lot with overgrown weeds, or a beloved park or waterfront that has lost its luster and has seen better days.  Or...