Advancing Places: Global Trends Update

Overview: Join this webinar and hear insights on what’s next for downtowns, city centers and neighborhood districts given the pandemic’s impact on shifts in demographics, lifestyles and competition. Many trends are being accelerated and disrupting entire economic segments and industries. Our panelists will provide proactive recommendations on adapting to and getting ahead of trends shaping our cities. A focus on strategies for downtowns’ storefront economy will be offered, a key to economic recovery.

January 29, 2021 | 11:15am ET (8:15am PT) 

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Domain: Planning, Design and Infrastructure

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

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AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this webinar. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found here

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.


  • Michael J. Berne, President, MJB Consulting (Berkeley, CA and New York, NY)
  • Brad Segal, President, Progressive Urban Management Associates (Denver, CO)


  • David Downey, President & CEO,  International Downtown Association



Michael J. Berne


Brad Segal

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