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IDA Announces Dates of Spring Regional Events
Save the date for these upcoming events! Our spring meetings are delivered in collaboration with regional partners and are designed to provide easy access to IDA thought leaders and networking all while exploring topics that are particularly relevant to a specific geography.

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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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Upcoming Events

Best Practices Webinar: From Events & Programming to Data-Driven Economic Development
January 28, 2015 at 3PM EST
Join IDA peers as we discuss the strategies deployed by WDDC to become the regional leader of market research and analysis resulting in a new design and innovation center, a repositioning of WDDC as a policy expert, the leveraging private-sector investment and the rebranding of a city block.

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Membership Benefits Explained! Webinar
February 19, 2015 at 3PM EST
oin IDA staff and fellow peers as we walk though all the benefits of an IDA membership. This free webinar is perfect for new members or groups that want a refresher on all their benefits.

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West Coast Urban District Forum 2015
March 9-11, 2015
The West Coast UDF will occur over three days, with opportunities to tour, learn and network. Join us in Santa Monica, CA as we explore topics such as homelessness, creative placemaking, economic development, BID administration, social equity, and Calfiornia-specific legislation.

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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. 


Save the Date!

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