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.
Rising Stars of the Industry
Congratulations to the 2021 Emerging Leader Fellowship cohort! We have selected 30 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the 2021 Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program.Learn More
Supporting Businesses in Your Community
Join a community of trainers in supporting their businesses. Provide your small and medium-size businesses with the digital tools they need to succeed and come back stronger than ever.Get Started
Advancing Places Series
IDA’s weekly 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 The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities, Top Issues Council reports, staffing & salary surveys and more.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