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Join us for the 2019 West Coast Urban District Forum March 19-21, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles. Master talks and breakout sessions will explore how downtowns serve as economic development resources beyond city boundaries, and how social equity plays an important role in the work that we do. Click here for more information and to register.


IDA has worked with 24 urban place management organizations from all across the U.S. on The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities study to demonstrate downtown’s unique value. We are seeking the next group of 12 downtown organizations to participate in our 2019 cohort to receive a custom analysis of their district. Email Cathy Lin, Director of Research, to learn more or visit The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities webpage.

IDA Referral 2018

Be among the IDA champions growing our field of expertise! When you recruit new members, you are eligible to win awesome prizes. It's easy to participate - just recommend IDA membership to your associates through the online referral portal and be entered to win cool prizes.


Top Issues Councils

The 2018 Top Issues Council reports are now on sale. The reports explore key topics within the industry including economic development, inclusive places, nighttime economy and more.


Strategic Partners

Learn more about our strategic partners, including Block by Block, CityPost, ICSC, IKE Smart City, Sky Connect Networks, Springboard and Stantec's Urban Places. 


Join the Narrative

IDA's Urban Place Management Narrative Toolkit provides a framework for communicating our commitment to shaping dynamic city centers all around the world.