What We Do
IDA provides tools, intelligence and strategies for creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities and regions of the world.
Who We Are
Connecting diverse practitioners who transform cities into healthy and vibrant urban places.
Inspired by IDA, our weekly e-newsletter, include curated headlines, member spotlights, industry announcements, and business intelligence for urban place management professionals.
IDA maintains a wide array of resources to ensure our members are always at the forefront of the place management industry. Search IDA’s publications including 2019 Top Issues Council reports and The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities.Learn More
Emerging Leader Fellowship
The Emerging Leader Fellowship brings together a cohort of IDA professionals to learn essential leadership and place management skills. Applications for the 2020 program are now open through December 10, 2019.Learn More
Save the Date
IDA events are the premier gatherings for professional placemakers and urban champions creating vibrant and healthy cities around the world. Save the date for upcoming 2020 events.Learn More
The Pinnacle Award represents the most creative and inspiring innovations in the industry. These projects set the new standard for improving cities worldwide.Learn More
Join the Narrative
IDA’s Urban Place Management Narrative Toolkit provides a framework for communicating IDA members’ commitment to shaping dynamic city centers all around the world. It includes key messages and facts about the downtown management industry.Learn More
From retail best practices to planning special events, situations often arise where the opinion or expertise of a peer from another district is your most valuable resource. You can ask those questions instantly to make better, faster decisions.Learn More