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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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An international, part-time course designed around the worldwide professional standards developed by the Institute to support those that are already in, or wish to move into, a strategic role in place management. Delivered by an internationally renowned team, you can now register your interest for a 2017 start.

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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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Researchers, academics and practitioners discuss place management in Moscow and St Petersburg

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Journal of Place Management and Development, the IPM's Official Journal. Volume 9 Issue 3 now out

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