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 downtown.org to get started today. Please note: the old website with domain ida-downtown.org will be accessible for a short time longer, but information will not be updated.
Join IDA in Defining our Industry and Elevating Your Work
For decades urban place management leaders have been waking up each day, determined to improve their cities, make urban neighborhoods more livable, strategically fill vacant buildings, activate public spaces, and much more. They have had great success, but, too often their work goes unnoticed by the general public. As the world’s premier organization for urban place managers who shape dynamic city centers, IDA members are in a unique position to lead the effort. It all begins with a unified message and conversation. It’s time to communicate our value. Here are the tools to express what we do.
Our Urban Place Management Narrative Toolkit
provides a framework for communicating IDA member’s commitment to shaping dynamic city centers all around the world. It includes positioning, key messages and facts about the downtown management industry (people, profession, and place), which you can use to prepare for meetings, craft reports and build presentations tailored to the specific interests of your peers. It also includes brief information about IDA to use as a reference. Download the free toolkit
and read the letter
to members from Tim Tompkins, Chair, IDA.