Advancing Places: We Aren't Placemaking, We Are People Making (recording)

Overview: We have an opportunity to use experience, a pandemic, and data to inform how we cultivate our greatest assets – our people. Before we can “reopen” our districts (as if they were ever closed), we have to address the anxieties, fears, languishing, burnout and uncertainties of the past year. If we don’t, then we are literally asking our people to walk out of a burning building, shake it off, and build a new building. We can do better. But don’t say we didn’t warn you: this session will talk about processing emotions and understanding weaknesses as well as utilization of data and recognition of history.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn tactical approaches to restructuring your human working experience. From new employees to tenured team members, are you listening to everyone?
  • Discuss the various ways of returning to work and what the data points to, as far as the most successful approaches.
  • Redesign your approach to meetings and gatherings with your team and your board of directors.

Friday, February 25, 2022 | 12:00pm ET (9:00am PT) 

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Domain: Leadership Development

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

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.


  • Kate Borders, Executive Director, Downtown Tempe Authority/Foundation, Tempe, AZ
  • Michael Smith, President & CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, NC


  • Carolyn L. Dellutri, CTP, CMSM, Director of Professional Development, IDA

LPM | 1 IDA LPM professionals can earn credit hours for this webinar. More information about IDA’s Leadership in Place Management certification program can be found here.


Kate Borders


Michael Smith

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