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. 2011 U.S. BID Census Report (Non-member)
The study, conducted by the Institute of Business District Management, the Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration and funded by several member organizations of the International Downtown Association, presents a snapshot of the characteristics of BIDs in 2010 and captures such information as: the geography of BIDs; revenue sources & budget size; governance & board composition; tools for measuring performance. Names and contact information for surveyed BIDs not included. 46 pgs
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. 2016 Quantifying the Value of Canadian Downtowns: A Research Toolkit (Nonmember)
The Quantifying the Value of Canadian Downtowns: A Research Toolkit is a groundbreaking effort intended to provide a downtown data standard – a common set of data and processes that will help Canadian downtown BIAs/BIDs establish and sustain downtown evaluation and compare progress in downtowns.
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. 2017 Staffing and Salary Survey Report (Nonmember)
The 2017 IDA Staffing & Salary Survey captures data from the U.S. and Canada on key positions and such information as average staff salary, organizational budget, and CEO salary and benefits. The survey covers nearly 50 questions and offers an extensive array of cross-tabulations showing how salaries, staffing and other topics vary by geographic region, type of organization, operating budget and more. Reserve your copy now. All reports will be available by December 21, 2016.
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. A Creative Placemaking Guide for Business Districts to Work with Local Artists (Nonmember)
This creative placemaking toolkit was created specifically for business districts, offering guidance on engagement with local artists to best enhance the experience and vitality of a place. This guide showcases strategies to integrate the talents and ideas of multiple artists to best address the unique opportunities and challenges within business districts.
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. PODCAST: 10-26-2016 A Creative Placemaking Webinar presented by Springboard (Nonmember)
The highly anticipated Guide for Business Districts to Work with Local Artists, a toolkit designed by IDA and Springboard for the Arts, specifically geared towards business districts is now available. Learn how your district can implement creative placemaking strategies based on nationally recognized approaches and projects from Springboard for the Arts. Based in St. Paul, MN, they have adapted their practical and successful methods of creative placemaking and partnered with IDA to create a toolkit specifically designed for business districts that can be scaled and customized to meet your community’s needs. Join this exciting webinar to learn more about the information within the toolkit (free for IDA members) and how you can apply (now) to be one of six organizations to receive $5,000 in both funding and customized mentoring for a creative placemaking pilot project of your own.
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. IDA 03 - ABCs for Creating BIDs
This report is designed to help downtown organizations, property and business owners, local government officals and downtown advocates explore the formation of a BID by examining how a BID works and outlining a five-step process for creating a BID. Case studies, source documents and links to resources are provided. By M. Bradley Segal, September 2002. 33 pages.
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. All 2016 Top Issues Councils Reports (Hard-Copy Bundle) Nonmember
The IDA Top Issues Councils is a research initiative that brings together industry leaders to produce research briefs on the top urban issues identified by IDA members in the areas of economy, experience and partnership. Each report explores the issues of public-private partnerships, the pedestrian experience, authenticity, downtown residential, commercial development, and activating public space from the perspective of the place management industry.
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. All 2016 Top Issues Councils Reports (PDF Bundle) Nonmember
The IDA Top Issues Councils is a research initiative that brings together industry leaders to produce research briefs on the top urban issues identified by IDA members in the areas of economy, experience and partnership. Each report explores the issues of public-private partnerships, the pedestrian experience, authenticity, downtown residential, commercial development, and activating public space from the perspective of the place management industry. Get all 6 reports now!
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. Downtown Rebirth Report
Downtowns, once shunned as empty, unsafe places at night, are now being redeveloped at higher density and are thriving after dark. Patrons of downtown regional destinations mingle with office workers and resident young professionals, emptynesters, and, in many cities, an expanding number of families with children. The trends of diversification, densification, and adjacent residential revival are also occurring on and around urban colleges, universities, medical centers, and research parks as well as around other major employment nodes outside the traditional downtown. Purchase this free report to learn more!
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. Webinar Recording-2.22.17 Got Residents? How to Keep Your New Neighbors Happy (Nonmember)
It’s what every city wants and needs – people to love the downtown experience. Join our expert panel as we discuss how to attract residents, adjust your BID's operations, and create appropriate public space. Presenters include a 2016 Downtown Achievement Pinnacle Award winner and a 2016 Top Issues Council – Residential chair.
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. High-Performing Urban District CEOs
This report explores the leadership skills required to run a dynamic, successful place management organization.
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. Leading the Process: Developing Public/Private Partnerships and Building your Community (Nonmember)
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. PODCAST: 11.2.2016 New Research-Positive Economic Impacts of Lighting Projects (Nonmember)
A recent study correlates the economic, community, PR and social media impacts of city lighting projects. "Lighting not only provides an improved sense of safety and community but has served as a cornerstone to revitalization efforts and increased tourism. Light is swiftly becoming one of the most powerful tools to breathe new life into cities and initiate a new era of urban design" (from the book Light for Public Space). This webinar will share insights to the research while highlighting the different projects that were studied. The projects represent a range of budgets and visibility and are located in various-sized cities. The study explores how lighting can drive public-private partnerships, enhance public engagement, promote a city’s commitment to sustainability and actually drive new business development and create jobs. Join these webinar speakers for a behind-the-scenes tour of lighting projects and to learn new light-based economic drivers for your city. The webinar will share special insights from Boston, San Francisco, and New Haven.
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. Webinar Recording - 4.26.17 Rebranding Pitfalls (Nonmember)
Are you considering rebranding your organization? Trying to create a brand identity for your downtown? Looking to make your image and identity match with your message and goals? Discover some of our rebranding triumphs as well some as some of our mishaps. This experienced panel will cover topics such as addressing challenges from diverse stakeholders, managing multiple agencies vying for the contract, and handling budget constraints. Learn to overcome and prevent these common pitfalls.
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. Top Issues Council Report: Activating Public Spaces: A Guidebook for Urban Districts (Nonmember)
This is an in-depth guidebook for urban place managers who are programming public spaces, transforming them into an activated amenity for the community. The guidebook dives into the various regulatory, design, funding, and maintenance issues for both temporary and permanent placemaking initiatives.
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. Top Issues Council Report: Attracting Commercial Development: Tools and Case Studies (Nonmember)
Attracting commercial development to an urban core relies on a multitude of factors to be successful. This report includes examples from across the globe to show the diversity of economic development tools and successful attraction of commercial development.
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. Top Issues Council Report: Living Downtown: The New Residential Paradigm (Nonmember)
This report explores the importance of downtown residential activity, reviews efforts to attract housing development into downtowns and discusses many of the elements of accommodating downtown residents once they are there.
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. Top Issues Council Report: Maintaining Authenticity of Place (Nonmember)
This report defines the various elements that contribute to the authenticity of a place to benefit the daily work of city builders, planners, place managers and community leaders. The authors highlight a ten-point authenticity checklist to be a roadmap for place managers who seek to increase their community’s authenticity, with the acknowledgement that each community’s path may be different and that there is no one cookie cutter method for authenticity.
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. Top Issues Council Report: Partnerships for Urban Place Management (Nonmember)
This report explores how place management organizations use public-private partnerships (P3) to play a vital role in the transformation of their communities and serves as a guide for these place management organizations to strategically and pragmatically shape such partnerships for the benefit of their downtowns and neighborhoods.
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. Top Issues Council Report: Prioritizing Pedestrian Improvements (Nonmember)
This report analyzes the results of an IDA member survey that touched on four key areas as they relate to pedestrian experience: education; engineering and planning; enforcement; and technology, and addresses the important role that urban place management organizations play when it comes to increasing walkability and enhancing the pedestrian experience.
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. PODCAST: 4.27.16 Trending Topics Webinar: Forming a Foundation (Nonmember)
Originally aired April 27, 2016
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. IDA Webinar - Activating Public Space (Nonmember)
You know your urban place is amazing; now, you want others to experience the magic. With so many options from retail and restaurants to art installations and parklets, how do you get those that aren’t staying after hours to stick around and convince others to drop by on the weekend? IDA’s Activating Public Space Top Issues Council and a 2016 Pinnacle-award winning downtown can help. Join IDA and our expert panel as we discuss the how and why of activating your public space and highlight examples from around the world for inspiration.
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. Webinar Recording-1.18.17 Attracting Businesses and Creating a Shared Identity (Nonmember)
Downtowns thrive with diversity — of people, businesses, and retail. Retail helps bring visitors to the area, but its other purpose is to serve the community. Using the South Park BID in Los Angeles, CA as an example, we explore how attraction and forming an identity are not mutually exclusive to the urban landscape.
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