IDA is excited to introduce a new online series for inspired leaders shaping cities. Advancing Places will empower urban champions each week with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day and connect you to thought leaders and experts in the place management industry. As our downtowns, center cities and neighborhood districts are heavily impacted by physical distancing measures, business closures and community health implications, IDA will explore recovery and rebuilding strategies as we strive to continue creating vital, healthy, thriving cities for everyone.

This new series takes place each Friday and is available for free with IDA membership and at a cost for nonmembers. Each session will include a moderated Q&A, but if you miss the live session, past recordings will be available (please see the right sidebar for available recordings).  Corporate solutions can be highlighted through webinar sponsorships

IDA Member Community Discussions: IDA will continue with the IDA member CEO community discussion on the second and fourth Monday of each month, along with the IDA Canada Community Conversations taking place the first Wednesday of each month. This is an opportunity to hear from and network with peers around responses to and recovery from the pandemic. All sessions include a moderated Q&A. Please note, these live webinar discussions are accessible for IDA members only. Selected past recordings are available for members and nonmembers (see the right sidebar for available recordings).

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for selected IDA webinars. When CM credits are available, they are noted in the webinar description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at

IDA staff and fellow peers walk through all the benefits of an IDA membership with the “Member Benefits Explained” webinar. This recorded webinar is perfect for new members or groups that want a refresher on all their benefits. Visit our YouTube channel to view the most recent webinar.

IDA webinars are recorded and available for purchase. Please see the right sidebar for a list of available recordings.

Upcoming Webinars

August 19, 2020

Mall Remix: Breathing New Life into Old Malls

1:30 pm ET | This webinar is brought to you by Stantec’s Urban Places.

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August 21, 2020

Advancing Places: Emergency Preparedness

11:15 am ET | This webinar is available for both IDA members and nonmembers.

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