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Each year, a selection of the most pressing issues facing downtown urban centers are addressed by IDA's Top Issues Councils. Applications to join the 2019 Councils are open now through January 4, 2019. The 2019 Councils will explore housing attainability, municipal partnerships and the opioid crisis. Learn more about applying to join a council here.

IDA 2019 Events

IDA collaborates with regional and international partners to provide access to IDA experts and networking, all while exploring relevant industry topics. New in 2019, IDA is launching a series of topical summits based on the IDA framework of professional practice. These summits are a deep dive into areas of interest based on the work of the IDA Top Issues Councils. Mark your calendars to attend an event in 2019. Learn more here.

IDA Referral 2018

Be among the IDA champions growing our field of expertise! When you recruit new members, you are eligible to win awesome prizes. We have a goal to welcome at least 100 new members in 2018 and we need your help to accomplish this goal. It's easy to participate - just recommend IDA membership to your associates through the online referral portal before the end of the year.



Top Issues Councils

The 2018 Top Issues Council reports are now on sale. The reports explore key topics within the industry including economic development, inclusive places, nighttime economy and more.


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including Block by Block, CityPost, ICSC, IKE Smart City, 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.