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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..

IDA ELF 2018

The International Downtown Association has selected 30 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the 2018 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program taking place this week in New York City. 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 2018 cohort! Click here for more information on the program and this year's rising stars. 

Sweden News from the Top

More than five hundred urban place managers gathered together in Västervik, Sweden for the annual conference of Svenska Stadskärnor. It was a tremendous experience to witness an international gathering of so many inspired leaders who have taken it upon themselves to revitalize and improve diverse areas – from small towns to commercial districts in large cities like Stockholm, the country’s capital city. Read more


IDA and co-host, Centro San Antonio, proudly present the IDA 64th Annual Conference & Tradeshow, themed “Retropolitan: The New American City,” October 24-26, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Celebrating its 300th anniversary, San Antonio exemplifies the growing “retropolitan” movement nationwide – preserving a rich and diverse cultural history, while looking toward the future. Click here for registration information.


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.