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Smart Growth

The healthier a community, the better the environment for REALTORS®. Keeping a community attractive, livable and functioning well is a complex task. Who better to be stewards of their community than REALTORS®? Whether your community is grappling with transportation and land use issues, crowded schools or open space, or working to bring vacant properties back to productive use, NAR's Smart Growth program has resources to help your association plant seeds that will pay dividends for your members for years to come.

NAR offers many Smart Growth resources and programs specifically for association staff, including grants, issue research and assistance, publications and polling and surveys. Learn about these programs by exploring this section!

July 28, 2015
How much do you know about Americans' transportation preferences? Take the quiz and find out.
July 28, 2015
Millennials prefer walking over driving more than any other generation.
July 28, 2015
Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation.
June 11, 2015
NAR Smart Growth grants help revitalize small communities in New York.
May 15, 2015
Realtors® from across the country gathered today to learn about the importance and benefits of walkable urban communities in real estate development.

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State Issues Tracker

Use the State Issues Tracker to access analysis presented via an interactive, searchable database  to make comparisons among different state approaches to an issue. The tracker includes citations of the particular state law addressing each issue.

Smart Growth Programs

Whether your community is grappling with transportation and land use issues, crowded schools, open space, or another community issue, NAR’s Smart Growth program has resources to help you and your association plant seeds that will pay dividends for years to come.

Placemaking

NAR’s Placemaking Initiative provides technical and financial assistance to help REALTOR® associations, and their members, initiate placemaking activities – transforming public spaces into vibrant community places -- in their community.