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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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IDA Launches PEAK: where Place Experts share Advice and Knowledge
PEAK is a virtual community that's designed to be an easy one-stop-shop for connecting with peers, sharing best practices, and exchanging ideas. You can quickly ask and respond to questions, browse and contribute to an enriched resource library, and connect with peers by searching enhanced member profiles.

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Upcoming Events

Member Benefits Explained Webinar
August 21, 2014 at 3PM EDT
Join 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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IDA 60th Anniversary Conference & Trade Show
September 3-6, 2014
IDA and OCBIA are pleased to announce the core theme of this year's conference: IntenCITY. The conference will focus on the intensification of downtowns and districts worldwide.

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