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Enjoyed reading these wonderful examples of people becoming creative to make their communities better places to live in.
I especially appreciate initiatives that lean on environmental conservation as this is key in our technology driven world.
[...] When I’ve been out with clients, talking about our community, I’ve been asked on several occasions whether we have a farmer’s market. I’m a problem solver and I knew that this was a real need in our community when I’d heard the question more than once. Other Realtors across the country are getting involved with farmer’s markets. They recognize the potential for improving their communities through them. Check out this recent article in Realtor Magazine. http://speakingofrealestate.blogs.realtor.org/2013/06/17/how-communities-become-nicer-places-to-live... [...]
The term “Smart Growth” has nothing to do about being smart. It is a term developed and pushed on city planners that originated from the United Nations “Agenda 21″. The focus of smart growth and Agenda 21 is that humans are only bad for the environment. Suburban sprawl I evil and people should be re-located to live in stack housing near public transportation centers. Smart Growth challenges the right of individuals to own property.
Google Agenda21 and smart growth and see where it takes you. Seven states have already outlawed the implementation of Smart Growth policies.
[...] Realtors® Invest in Great Communities — The National Association of Realtors®, a member of our Steering Committee, has been helping state and local associations improve the quality of life in communities through its Smart Growth Action Grant program. With funds from this program, local Realtors have helped places such as Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee improve their transportation systems for all users. Learn more about the grant program and how to apply >> [...]
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