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New classifications of UK towns

As part of the BDSU we have verified 4 new UK town types: Comparison shopping, speciality, holiday and convenience/comparison

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IPM Conference, Manchester 7th-8th September

CALL FOR PAPERS. INCLUSIVE PLACEMAKING: We want to understand more about placemaking as a participatory and inclusive practice, which connects individuals into networks of place-based action and results in the context of austerity, devolution, and local responsibility.

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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 announce exciting new partnership with BIDS.

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Why grocery is doing better than fashion in UK High Streets according to IPM Director Gary Warnaby

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Latest Journal

Journal of Place Management and Development, the IPM's Official Journal. Volume 10 Issue 1 now out

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