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 is March 13, 2020.Submit Now
IDA events are the premier gatherings for professional place managers and urban champions creating vibrant and healthy cities around the world. Registration is now open for spring summits and forums.Learn More
Call for Content
Share Your Best Ideas for the 66th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. As our members work shaping cities, they are faced with challenges each day and it is IDA’s goal to provide the most current and up-to-date information from around the globe. The deadline to submit your proposals is February 26, 2020.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
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
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