IDA's mission is to connect diverse practitioners who transform cities into healthy and vibrant urban places. In supporting that mission, IDA maintains a wide array of resources on best practices, trends, and research to ensure our members are always at the forefront of the industry. In this section, members can access new cutting-edge industry research; presentations of best practices and examples to learn from other member organizations and build relationships between members; and publications such as the new 2017 Top Issues Councils reports, which cover issues relevant to the industry.

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Research

IDA maintains a wide array of resources on best practices, trends, and research to ensure our members are always at the forefront of the place management industry, transforming cities into healthy and thriving places.

Top Issues Councils

These Councils bring together industry leaders to produce research briefs on the top urban issues identified by IDA members in the areas of economy, experience and partnership.

The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

This groundbreaking study articulates the inherent value a downtown provides to the greater city, highlighting a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions.

Inspired by IDA Newsletter

Inspired by IDA is a weekly e-newsletter that aggregates news from IDA members, the association, and articles relevant to this dynamic and growing industry.

Publications

Find information on IDA publications, including Top Issues Councils, CEO reports, staffing & salary surveys, toolkits, U.S. BID Census reports and other guides.

Advisory Panels

IDA member thought leaders help you solve your toughest issues. 

Successful Strategies

Members share their experiences to create a database of best practices and samples.

Conference Presentations

Members can access past regional event and conference presentations in the IDEA Connection library.

What We're Reading

Stay current on the latest books and articles related to downtown management. IDA thought leaders and Research Committee members select the industry's best reads and have prepared reviews.