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May 4-6, 2015 | Edmonton, AB

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Book Review: Walkable City
A take back our streets movement is well underway in the United States. Jeff Speck’s Walkable City is an enjoyable journey into understanding why walkability matters to the success of downtown and the broader community. What is surprisingly refreshing is the humility that Speck displays in making the case for walkability.

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Improving Tenant Mix: A Guide for Commercial District Practitioners
ICSC's Improving Tenant Mix: A Guide for Commercial District Practitioners is an invaluable guide for economic development practitioners leading retail attraction efforts in downtowns and neighborhood business districts.

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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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Upcoming Events

Trending Topics Webinar: Strengthening Downtown Retail
April 8, 2015 at 3PM EST
As nationals reduce the footprints of their downtown stores and local retailers battle against suburban stores, internet competition, parking and perceptions of safety, what strategies are working to keep downtown retail strong and thriving?

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Best Practices Webinar: Changing Perceptions Through Placemaking: Camden Night Gardens
April 15, 2015 at 3PM EST
Join IDA and the Camden SSD to learn how to bring together your community, help residents, visitors and the media reimagine their city, and chart a new positive course in the story of your downtown.

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Pacific NW Regional Conference 
May 4-6, 2015
Hear fresh perspectives from across North America on topics like retail recruitment & retention, including newcomers in your downtown, the role of arenas/arena districts, programming public spaces, managing growing, downtown resiliency, and more – all relevant to big and small downtown associations.

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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