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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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Strategic alliance with Landscape Institute

The Institute of Place Management and the Landscape Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 6th September to better enable their members to create and manage great places. Amongst other things this is planned to lead to a chartered credential for place managers.

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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". Put simply, it 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.

IPM and BIDs

Latest News

Place management employers plan apprenticeship scheme. Need for this approach agreed at Sheffield meeting

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Latest Journal

Journal of Place Management and Development, the IPM's Official Journal. Volume 10 Issue 4 now out

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