BID leaders to address challenges of 'safe and social' towns
Leaders of Business Improvement Districts will meet in London on 8th November to discuss new ways to manage 'safe and social' spaces in towns and cities around the UK. The BID Leadership Network, run by The BID Foundation and Institute of Place Management, will host a range of blue chip brands and place experts, including Centre for Cities, Allies and Morrison, and Tesco. Top o ...
Insightful. Inspiring. IPM CPD event ‘Public Art: How to do it well’ draws positive feedback
“BRAVO. Really inspiring!”
“I get so much learning and inspiration from IPM webinars, this one was top notch!”
Just two of the very positive feedback comments on our latest IPM professional development webinar: ‘Public Art: How to do it well.’
We brought together local authority, BID and creative practitioners to share their experience of public art projects and outline the benefits in terms of the ‘look’ and attractiveness of their places to residents and visitors, the economic impact and importance to their communities. They also talked about the challenges they’ve tackled.
Town Centres as a solution: IPM and Regional Studies Association event focuses on “a distinctive approach”
“We won't succeed by doing the same things that we have for the last 50+ years only a little less badly. If we don't change course more radically it will be too late.” The words of Prof Leigh Sparks MA, PhD, CF, FRSE, Professor of Retail Studies, Deputy Principal at the University of Stirling, Chair of Scotland's Towns Partnership and IPM Senior Fellow, in the first of two pres ...
BID bodies collaborate with government on sector review
A jointly-authored paper was presented to DLUHC by the three membership bodies, which outlines some of those key practical and regulation issues which BID leaders will be familiar with from their day-to-day experience. This includes aspects like ballots, billing, and relationships with local authorities.
IPM view: long-term funding for UK towns
The Institute of Place Management welcomes the government’s publication of its “Long Term Plan for Towns”, which is providing new funding to support 55 towns to invest in local people’s priorities against the three key themes of ‘safety and security’, ‘high streets, heritage and regeneration’ and ‘transport and connectivity’.
IPM Senior Fellows on “upbeat” BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ programme on the high street
Two IPM Senior Fellows, the Institute’s Interim CEO Ian Harvey and Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director, MRI Springboard, were guests on a BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ programme on 19th September 2023, called How well does your high street work for you?
HSTF Case Study: Birmingham City Centre and the Colmore Business District
Colmore BID has seen an ever-growing night-time economy with the number of bars, clubs and restaurants growing considerably in the last few years. This growing economy has also led to challenges. This case study particularly focuses on the issue of safety and crime and the projects undertaken to improve people’s experience of the city centre.