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Litter reduces place attitudes

Our latest 'rubbish research' proves seeing litter reduces people's attitudes to a place.

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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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Supporting your professional development

We start a new course in Place Management and Leadership in 2016 that can lead to an MSc, plus a series of Masterclasses, and a training programme for those wanting to manage a market competently. We have a Study Tour to Berlin in June 2016 and we now offer a new Town Centre Vitality programme which comes to you.

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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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Bristol's Festival of the Future City aims to inspire wide thinking and debate about the future of cities

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Journal of Place Management and Development, the IPM's Official Journal. Volume 8 Issue 3 now available

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