Professional Development Archive

2015: The Year in Placemaking

As we begin a new year, I thought it would be interesting to reflect back on placemaking in 2015.    But why reinvent the wheel.    So I am re-posting a blog post by Ethan Kent,Senior Vice President at Project for...
January 4, 2016

Listen and Learn

As NAR’s Placemaking Program continues to gain momentum, there are still many REALTOR® Associations that have yet to engage in a Placemaking activity in their community.    One of the biggest challenges facing Associations may be figuring out what to...

July 4 is Placemaking

As you get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, take a look around in your community to see what is happening – and where.  More than likely you are seeing Placemaking in action. From parades, picnics and...

It’s Your Turn

There are so much wonderful placemaking going on in communities everywhere that I can’t keep up with them.   So, I need your help. If your community is planning or has implemented a placemaking project, let’s hear about it.    You...
March 18, 2015

Happy Holidays

The start of a new year is a great time to think of spaces in your community that are in need of some TLC and can be transformed from a spot where no one goes to one where the...

Happy Thanksgiving

We’d typically be publishing today but instead, like you, we’re giving thanks, with friends and family, for all that we have and are grateful for. This may also be time to reflect upon our communities, especially those places where...

REALTORS® as Creative Placemakers

Written by Suzanne Ishee, REALTOR®, Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct, Maplewood, NJ President, Center for Creative Placemaking at Bloomfield College, NJ “Creative Placemaking?  What in the world does that have to do with me?  My field is real estate, not...

NAR’s Placemaking Initiative to the Rescue

The first couple of 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...