Strategic Partnerships

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.


Urban Champions




CityPost's award-winning Smart City engagement platform broadcasts multilingual content in real-time via interactive kiosks, digital banners, and a mobile app to let people better discover and experience your BID. Requiring no capital investment while generating revenue, CityPost promotes economic growth, creates WiFi hotspots, enhances public safety, and provides multimodal wayfinding to connect people to place and businesses to customers. Contact us to learn more.

Contact: Scott Pomeroy, Director of IoT and Sustainability,, (202) 577-6786



The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) provides opportunities to network with important contacts, market your community and create retail success. Representing the retail real estate profession, its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  IDA members benefit from ICSC’s generous contribution as a pinnacle partner as well as tailored retail education to meet your needs for a thriving downtown community.

Contact: Cynthia Stewart, Vice President,, (703) 627-5168



Stantec’s Urban Places is an interdisciplinary hub bringing together leaders in planning and urban design, transportation including smart and urban mobility, resilience, development, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment. We work in downtowns across North America—in cities and suburbs alike—to unlock the extraordinary urban promise of enhanced livability, equity, and resilience. Read the 2017 Partnership Press Release.

Contact: David Dixon, Planning and Urban Design Leader,, (617) 654-6069   

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 Sky Connect Networks (SCN) provides the experience and expertise needed for successful Muni, BID and Public Space Smart City, IoT and large-scale public Wi-Fi deployments. SCN offers a complete suite of services that will help you design, maintain and finance your Smart City network.

Contact: Steve Amarante, Business Development,, (917) 376-9291

District Advocates


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Contact: Tom Mavrovic, Director of Business Development, (412) 500-3337

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Contact: Ted Peterson, President, (877) 369-6332

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Contact: Robert Buckley, Director of Sales & Marketing, (877) 815-9276

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Contact: Danielle Dhiab, Client Consultant, (866) 518-4404

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Contact: Christopher Beynon, AICP, Chief Development Officer, (510) 845-7549

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Contact: Steve Hillard, President and Principal, (610) 466-9770


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Preferred Providers

HRS, Inc. is an executive search firm which focuses on Economic Development. David Smith and his colleagues have provided quality talent solutions to IDA member organizations for over 13 years. David formerly served as Partner & Economic Development Practice Leader of the global firm, DHR International, and then founded HRS, Inc.

Contact: David Smith, President,, (412) 498-3703 mobile


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