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Markets REALLY matter

We have conducted a comprehensive review of the published evidence demonstrating, unequivocally, that markets contribute to the economic, social and political health of towns and cities.

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Membership of the IPM gives you recognised professional standing. As an IPM member you are at the forefront of developments within place management research, policy and practice. As part of the Manchester Metropolitan University, the IPM invests its income in developing its members, through research, education and networking. If you are serious about improving places then we are serious about you. We will give you the information you need, raise the profile of your work and influence policy makers to help you make places better.

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Citizen participation: towards a framework for policy assessment

What are the mechanisms through which citizens shape political decisions that concern them? Using Berlin as a case study, IPM Director Professor Ares Kalandides proposes various approaches to citizen participation in urban development.

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What is place management?

We have defined place management as "a coordinated, area-based, multi-stakeholder approach to improve locations, harnessing the skills, experiences and resources of those in the private, public and voluntary sectors". Place management has numerous aspects and our Special Interest Groups look at managing places, marketing places, making places and visiting places. As a member you can choose to be involved in one or more. Whatever your specialism, place management is the process of making places better and the Institute exists to support people who are doing or wish to do precisely that.
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The BID Foundation

The Institute is supporting a new industry-led body to provide strategic direction and support for BIDs.

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Latest News

Amsterdam, Athens, Manchester, Vilnius and Varazdin-Čakovec secure Interreg funds for town centre policy development

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Latest Journal

Volume 11 Issue 1 is out now (free access for IPM members)

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