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Michigan REALTORS®–Placemaking Pioneers–Show How a Little TLC Goes a Long Way

July 2014

After two years, the ‘Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper’ placemaking challenge launched by the Michigan Association of REALTORS® (MAR) is proving that little things make a big difference.  In 2012, MAR hosted “Michigan Great Places,” a placemaking leadership forum run by Project for Public Spaces (PPS).  Bolstered by a Smart Growth Action Grant from NAR, the state association then challenged its local associations to devise site-specific projects to revitalize neighborhoods.  From installing walking path signage, to creating a community book exchange, to supporting a mobile garden, REALTORS across the state are putting the state’s micro placemaking grants to work.

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