Support the formalisation and sustainability of place management models
Develop internationally-recognised standards of performance in place management
Develop and provide recognised qualifications
Quality-mark place management initiatives
Provide training, support and CPD
Lead place management research, intelligence and knowledge
Meet the team
Our Executive Board
Cathy is Professor of Retail and Marketing Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University and Research Lead for the Government's High Streets Task Force
Simon is Professorial Fellow in Place Management Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University and Executive Director of the High Streets Task Force.
Gary is a Professor of marketing, he looks specifically at research output from IPM. His research interests focus on the marketing of places (particularly in an urban context) and retailing.
Steve is a Director and Reader at IPM, and a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University. He guides the Institute's work on place making and planning.
Ares is Professor of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and founder and CEO of the Berlin-based consultancy Inpolis Urbanism.