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.
Join IDA in San Jose, Norfolk, Minneapolis and more this year. IDA events are the premier gatherings for professional place managers to be inspired by top urban thinkers. Registration is now open.Explore Events
The Leadership in Place Management (LPM) certification recognizes place management professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills to manage and lead a place management organization.Learn More
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 is March 2, 2023.Submit Now
Advancing Places Series
IDA’s online series empowers urban champions with the tools and solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues and support our downtowns and city centers. The Advancing Places series is free for all members.Register Now
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.Ask a Question
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 Building on Recovery for Urban Place Management, Top Issues Council reports, staffing & salary surveys and more.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
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