About the IDA Community

The IDA community is comprised of a diverse set of practitioners who transform cities into healthy and vibrant urban places. These practitioners are involved in all segments of downtown management (planning, leadership, communications and marketing, economic development, and policy and advocacy) and in all types of organizations (nonprofit, government, and business). In addition to members attending the a variety of international events and workshops, the IDA community remains active throughout the year by virtually sharing best practices, knowledge, and ideas.

From urban place management organizations to our global networks and strategic partners, every IDA member plays an active role in creating a robust and diverse community of practitioners.


Community Links


Member Directory

Search for an individual or organization.

About the Industry

What is downtown management?

Strategic Partners

Our partners help connect diverse practitioners around the world.

IDEA Connection

One of IDA's most popular member benefits, IDEA Connection is a virtual community and easy one-stop-shop for connecting with peers, sharing best practices, and exchanging ideas.

Membership Referral Campaign

It’s easy to participate in the membership referral campaign, just recommend IDA membership to your associates through the online referral portal and be entered to win prizes.

Global Network

Learn about our partners that help us share best practices of downtowns around the world.


Meet the leadership that sets the strategic direction of IDA.