To help fuel Nashville’s public transit discussion, the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® (GNAR) was recently awarded a $10,000 Smart Growth Grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help fund the Transit Citizen Leadership Academy.
The significant impact that smart growth can have on commercial property demand and values is often overlooked by many commercial practitioners. The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS’® Community Growth Committee set out to create a common approach to examining the benefits of higher density mixed-use and transit-oriented development (TOD).
Demand for walkable neighborhoods is strong among both young people and those of retirement age. Jane Finger, 68, shares her success story of finding a walkable community for her retirement years.
Today’s suburbs aren’t what they used to be. And they’re only just beginning to show signs of what they will be tomorrow. This article examines four examples, at four different scales, of efforts to retrofit suburban-style, automobile-oriented places to accommodate a wider range of ages and incomes.
Challenge Detroit, Live Downtown, and Geek Move are just a few of the placemaking programs across the nation that are hoping to lure entrepreneurs and creative types back to urban areas with jobs and financial incentives.
Today, many suburbs are even more attractive to people with kids — or at least more affordable — because that’s where home prices fell hardest during the housing crash.
With drastically different views of transportation from those of the generations that came before them, millennials are transforming communities and the developments that shape them. The still-unanswered question is whether that’s a short-term or a permanent transformation.
Without accessible and safe travel options, seniors face isolation and a reduced quality of life. Moreover, seniors who can’t drive make fewer trips to their doctors and to see friends and family than their motoring counterparts.
“Aging in place” has come to denote the desire of most older Americans to remain living independently in the homes and neighborhoods where they have social ties for as long as they can. Supporting this desire requires much more than merely supplying in-home nursing care.