The International Downtown Association is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. Our members are downtown champions who bring urban centers to life, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. We represent an industry of more than 2,500 place management organizations, employing 100,000 people throughout North America and growing rapidly around the world. Founded in 1954, IDA is a resource center for ideas and innovative best practices in urban place management.
The International Downtown Association is a world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers. Through its network of diverse practitioners, its rich body of knowledge, and its unique capacity to nurture community-building partnerships, 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.
The International Downtown Association connects diverse practitioners who transform cities into healthy and vibrant urban places.
Full Board of Directors: Directory link
Past Chairs Advisory Council: Directory link
2020 Strategic Plan
Click here to view IDA’s strategic plan that outlines organizational goals through 2020.
Click here to view IDA’s bylaws. (APS needs to get the bylaws doc)