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Our Objectives

One
Support the formalisation and sustainability of place management models

Two
Develop internationally-recognised standards of performance in place management

Three
Develop and provide recognised qualifications

Four
Quality-mark place management initiatives

Five
Provide training, support and CPD

Six
Lead place management research, intelligence and knowledge

Meet the team

Our Executive Board

Prof Cathy Parker

Co-Chair

Cathy Parker

Cathy is Professor of Retail and Marketing Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University and Research Lead for the Government's High Streets Task Force

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Simon Quin

Co-Chair

Simon Quin

Simon is Professorial Fellow in Place Management Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University and Executive Director of the High Streets Task Force.

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Gary Warnaby

Director

Gary Warnaby

Gary is a Professor of marketing, he looks specifically at research output from IPM. His research interests focus on the marketing of places (particularly in an urban context) and retailing.

Steve Millington

Director

Steve Millington

Steve is a Director and Reader at IPM, and a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University. He guides the Institute's work on place making and planning. 

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Ares Kalandides

Director

Ares Kalandides

Ares is Professor of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and founder and CEO of the Berlin-based consultancy Inpolis Urbanism. 

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