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Research & Policy: footfall signatures

Our collaboration with Springboard has identified 4 different town types based on their footfall profiles. Comparison shopping, convenience/community, speciality and market town.

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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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Thank you Poznan

The 3rd Institute of Place Management Conference held in Poznan, Poland, from 6th-8th May has now concluded. If you weren't able to be with us, you will be able to read Conference Reports which we will be posting over the next few weeks. Many thanks to our hosts, all those who presented papers, and the delegates from more than 20 countries who contributed to the debate.

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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.

Latest News

New report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England wants Government action to protect tranquil places

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Latest Journal

Journal of Place Management and Development, the IPM's Official Journal. Volume 8 Issue 1 now available

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