Advisory Panels

 

Explore New Ideas

IDA’s Advisory Panels are a time-tested way to explore new ideas, solve difficult problems, and rally the board, staff and community around priority projects. Over the past five years, IDA has conducted more than 30 Advisory Panels, in cities as large as New York, Washington, Seattle, Cleveland and Los Angeles; in mid-sized cities like Austin, Boise, Long Beach, Lincoln, Omaha, and Providence, and in smaller cities like Duluth, Fort Wayne, and Lake Charles.

IDA Panels involve some of the best and most experienced downtown practitioners, as well as experts in specialized fields including, but not limited to:

  • retail development
  • parking and transportation
  • housing development
  • homelessness

Panels usually last three days. A typical Panel would include a facilitator and three to five panelists. A preliminary report is delivered at the end of the Panel, and a final report is delivered within 45 days. Each report contains specific recommendations and an action framework.

In addition to full Panels, IDA also provides Advisory Visits, and Board, Staff and Executive Committee Retreats.

Interested? Call (202) 393-6801 or email David Downey at david@downtown.org.

 

Previous Advisory Panel Reports

  • Big Spring Partners
    Huntsville, AL 
    October 2-4, 2012
    Click here to read the final report.

 

  • Colorado Springs ULI/IDA Panel
    Colorado Spring, CO 
    June 24-29, 2012
    Click here to read the final report.

 

  • Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
    Pittsburgh, PA
    May 5-7, 2010
    Click here to read the final report.

 

  • City of Tulsa
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    November 15-18, 2008
    Click here to read the final report.

 

  • Downtown Boise Association
    Boise, ID
    October 18-21, 2008
    Click here to read the final report.
  • Fresno
    Fresno, CA
    June 7-10, 2008
    Click here to read the report.

 

  • City of San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX
    May 3-6, 2008
    Click here to read the final report.

 

  • Wheaton Urban District
    Wheaton, MD
    March 15-18, 2008
    Click here to read the final report.

 

  • GSA Federal Courthouse/Civic Center Mall
    Toledo, OH
    December 2-4, 2007
    Click here to read the final report.

 

  • South Side
    Pittsburgh, PA
    August 4-7, 2007
    Click here to read the final report.