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The IDA offices will be closed Thurs. Nov 27th and Fri. Nov 28th in observation of Thanksgiving.

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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

Trending Topics Webinar: Live, Park, Buy: The Art of Attracting Suburbanites
November 19, 2014 at 3PM EST
How can downtown professionals capitalize on the influx of suburbanites?  How do we improve the experience of those who want to live, park and shop in our downtown?  Downtown practitioners with expertise in real estate development, parking management and retail promotion will present successful strategies that you can apply to your downtown..

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Membership Benefits Explained! Webinar
November 20, 2014 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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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