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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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Study Place Management and Leadership with us

Place Management, Place Marketing and Place Branding Masterclasses will be held on 1st-3rd October 2015. You can book for each class, all three or register for them to start a Post-Graduate Certificate, Post-Graduate Diploma or MSc in Place Management and Leadership awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University

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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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IPM launches new programme to support town centre vitality and viability

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Latest Journal

Journal of Place Management and Development, the IPM's Official Journal. Volume 8 Issue 2 is now available

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