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Announcing the NEW Downtown Career Center
Whether you're looking to take your next professional step forward or you're looking to hire the most talented downtown practitioner, make sure the new Downtown Career Center is part of your search. The Downtown Career Center is one of the most trafficked pages on the IDA website and with steep discounts for IDA members, offers the industry's best value in finding new talent.

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Book Review: The End of the Suburbs- Where the American Dream is Moving
With a title that sounds like a classic horror film from the 1960s, Leigh Gallagher’s The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving is less a Kuntsler-esque doomsday scenario and about the slow and steady progression of forces that are transforming population dynamics within American cities than the title might suggest.

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IDA Announces 2014 Downtown Achievement Award Winners
IDA recognized 51 urban development projects as winners of the 2014 Downtown Achievement Awards, which recognize outstanding improvements to downtown areas by the work of dedicated individuals around the globe. The winning organizations represent more than 40 cities in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, South Africa, and The Bahamas.

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Upcoming Events

Best Practices Webinar: Supporting Small Business One Dream at a Time
October 29, 2014 at 3PM EDT
Join IDA and Downtown Sacramento Partnership staff as we discuss shifting the perception of downtown through a smart business competition.

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Best Practices Webinar: Leveraging Innovation to Activate Public Space
November 12, 2014 at 3PM EDT
Join IDA and the DUMBO BID to learn not only how to provide amenities to your residents and workforce, but also achieve significant media buzz for your neighborhood.

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Celebrating 60 Years

Help us celebrate 60 years by reaching our goal of 60 new members in 2014. Renew your membership or join today!


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including the International Council of Shopping Centers. 


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IDA's 61st Annual Conference & Tradeshow in San Francisco, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2015