International Downtown Association (IDA) Conference 2019

This year we're excited to be celebrating IDA's Vitality Index powered by Stantec! Join us during the Tradeshow Cocktail Hour (5:00 – 6:00 pm) on Tuesday in our booth for a first look and champagne party.

  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Parking is so passé. Swiftly changing mobility options and competing priorities mean planners need to practice active curb management.

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  • What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    A new report uses data to document the outsized economic, social, and symbolic value downtowns create for their regions.

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  • Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone

    Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone

    Walking is clearly beneficial for people and communities, yet assuring walkability for everyone turns out to be a lot of (worthwhile) hard work

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  • Electric scooters are everywhere—what should we learn from them to plan future mobility?

    Electric scooters are everywhere—what should we learn from them to plan future mobility?

    The rapid global rise of this small-but-mighty transit tool offers 7 takeaways for cities preparing for their future

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  • Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    The 2018 International Downtown Association conference inspired a renewed love of place—and the desire to make downtowns better

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  • Meet David Dixon, FAIA

    Meet David Dixon, FAIA

    Vice President, Urban Places Fellow

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  • Meet Craig Lewis, Principal, Urban Places

    Meet Craig Lewis, Principal, Urban Places

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