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.
Got a Winning Idea?
IDA recognizes outstanding improvements to downtowns and city centers around the globe through the Downtown Achievement Awards. These exceptional projects highlight organizational advances in a variety of categories. The deadline to submit has been extended until April 3, 2020.Submit Now
IDA events are the premier gatherings for professional place managers and urban champions creating vibrant and healthy cities around the world. For the latest status on all IDA events, visit our events page.Learn More
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The Grow with Google Community Partnership Award will highlight a meaningful and compelling outcome by an organization that is using the Grow with Google Partner Program to support their community and local business growth. Submit for this award by April 3, 2020.Learn More
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 the recently released report, The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities: Third Edition, Top Issues Council reports, staffing & salary surveys and more.Learn More
From retail best practices to emergency preparedness and response, 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
The Pinnacle Award represents the most creative and inspiring innovations in the industry. These projects set the new standard for improving cities worldwide. Explore projects in planning, economic developments, events, programming and marketing.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