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Every thriving community requires public safety. Now that your downtown center has become revitalized, it’s important to protect the investment within your district. How do you plan for public safety? What resources can you capitalize on to further your mission? As a part of IDA's Top Issues Council, the Safety & Security team explored these topics and will share their insights with you during this webinar on June 20, 2018. Click here for registration information.

Brookings Report

Brookings has released a report taking an in-depth look at six case studies to describe the process of catalytic development, a new model of investment that over the past decade has had remarkable success in creating walkable communities. Catalytic development incorporates many urban design best practices and can address difficult urban challenges while delivering long-term economic returns to both the public and private sectors. The report highlights examples where private, university, or non-profit developers have employed the catalytic development model to reinvigorate walkable urban communities, and features IDA members: Downtown Detroit Partnership, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. and Downtown Phoenix Partnership. Click to download the full report for free from Brookings.

Stantec Parking Webinar

The "How Parking Management Can Increase Transportation Choices and Leverage Downtown Growth" webinar will explore emerging parking best practices to turn catalysts into opportunities to improve the appeal, efficiency and potential intensification of urban places. We will also review new approaches to quantifying demand and management of off-street parking. This free webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 13 from 2-3:30 pm EDT. For more information and to register, click here. Webinar presented by Stantec's Urban Places.

IDA Berlin


 The 2018 World Towns Leadership Summit in Berlin, Germany will explore the future roles of urban place management organizations in the smart city movement. The Summit will identify the role of BIDs and other public-private partnership organizations as drivers of economic growth while also exploring finance options to support innovative city building. Click here for details on joining IDA in Berlin this June. Registration ends June 8, 2018.


IDA Canada

Learn about the work of IDA Canada, an IDA coalition, and read the Federal Agenda report.


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including Block by Block, CityPost, ICSC, IKE Smart City, Springboard and Stantec's Urban Places. 


Top Issues Councils

Learn more about the 2017 IDA Top Issues Council research initiative and visit the IDA webstore to purchase reports.