All of us at IDA are excited to release the new IDA website and member database. Not only is the member experience greatly improved, but our new system will provide enhanced and direct access to member resources in the Knowledge Center, new illustrative organization profiles, and most importantly, begin to harness the power of data - making IDA the central hub of place management industry intelligence. Visit to get started today. Please note: the old website with domain will be accessible for a short time longer, but information will not be updated.

About IDA Advocacy

IDA and its members are experts in advocating for healthy downtowns. In this section, you will find tools and resources to help you advocate for your downtown as well as policy updates on issues relevant to IDA members. Explore the policy initiatives IDA advocates for in North America and learn about the report on investing in Canadian downtowns the recently compiled by the Canadian Task Force.


Advocacy Links

American Policy

IDA advocacy efforts in the United States including tools to advocate for your downtown.

Canadian Policy

IDA research and reports on Canadian policy issues.