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IDA has launched a series of topical summits for 2019 based on the IDA framework of professional practice. Register now for the Economic Development Summit, World Towns Leadership Summit and the Place Branding & Placemaking Summit. Click here for more information about each program.


Members can continue their education in IDEA Connection by viewing available presentations from the 2019 University & College Town Summit, Operations & Security Summit, and West Coast Urban District Forum. Log in here to view PDF versions of selected Breakout Sessions and Master Talks.


The International Downtown Association has selected 30 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program. The fellows will learn essential leadership and place management skills and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-work-play experience, and public-private partnerships. Congratulations to the 2019 cohort! Click here for more information on the program and this year's rising stars.


Top Issues Councils

The 2018 Top Issues Council reports are now on sale. The reports explore key topics within the industry including economic development, place branding, parking and more.


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including Block by Block, ICSC, Sky Connect Networks, Springboard and Stantec's Urban Places. 


Join the Narrative

IDA's Urban Place Management Narrative Toolkit provides a framework for communicating our commitment to shaping dynamic city centers all around the world.