Community Development

Following resources are intended to assist Realtors®, local government and stakeholders who may be seeking information on publications and studies of ways to improve our area by applying smart growth principals and to discover best small town practices to enhance our local community and economic developments.

Courtesy Photo by: Emily Wilson, Realtor®

Placemaking Resources

Smart Growth

Smart growth is about recognizing and understanding the various facets of a vibrant community and how to achieve and maintain a balance among them.

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Planning Resources

Community and economic development research centers and organizations are resources to help people understand community change and identify opportunities.

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Local Stakeholders

A compiled stakeholder list and website links to local governments and organizations in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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Grant Programs

Resources on where to obtain grants and grant writing tips to help investigators plan and write grant applications and manage their awards.

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Development Toolkits

Access community development toolkits for smart growth, transpiration, public schools, water infrastructure, and land use.

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On Common Ground

Access the National Association of REALTOR® Smart Growth On Common Ground magazine issues.

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Community Preference

NAR's 2011 Community Preference Survey explores Americans' wants regarding neighborhood characteristics such as proximity to parks and shopping, walkability, and commuting time, and the trade-offs.

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Arizona Sun Corridor

The Arizona Sun Corridor, shortened Sun Corridor, is a megaregion, or megapolitan area, in the southern area of the U.S. state of Arizona.

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Learn terminologies that pertain to land-use, community and economic development.

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In preparing this material, every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is correct. The information is provided as a public service and Santa Cruz County Board of REALTORS® assumes no liability for any inaccuracies that it may contain.