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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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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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Developing standards for apprenticeships in place management

The Institute is working with BIDs, partnerships and local authorities to develop apprenticeship routes for place management. A meeting in Sheffield, hosted by the City Council, identified potential for school leaver and degree apprenticeships. We next meet in Manchester in March.

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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". Place management has numerous aspects and our Special Interest Groups look at managing places, marketing places, making places and visiting places. As a member you can choose to be involved in one or more. Whatever your specialism, place management 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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The BID Foundation

The Institute is supporting a new industry-led body to provide strategic direction and support for BIDs.

IPM and BIDs

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BID Foundation member Team London Bridge aims to boost economy by £100 million through culture strategy

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Latest Journal

Volume 10 Issue 4 looks at how to improve high streets and town centres - all articles are free for anyone to read

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