Expert group highlights vital public realm in towns and cities
The BID Foundation Public Realm Working Group has met to discuss the range of projects being delivered by Business Improvement Districts, and the future of high quality public realm as local finances make investment a key challenge.
Business Improvement Districts celebrate 20 years and £1billion invested in UK towns and cities
To celebrate 20 years of BIDs, a commemorative logo has been unveiled, which will be used to highlight the transformational work of BIDs throughout a year-long programme of events and activity.
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.
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.