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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Institute of Place Management – a practical, can-do, experience, data and learning-led community, and the professional body for place leaders and managers since 2006.

Professor Cathy Parker – Co-Founder and Chair, IPM

Member Benefits

Designatory letters

Designatory letters

Demonstrate your experience, professional credentials and commitment to place with AIPM, MIPM, FIPM or SFIPM.


Exclusive events

Join a range of events and webinars exclusive to Members, including research seminars and networking.

Annual conference

Conference discount

Get a Member discount for the IPM Biennial Conference, a leading event for international placemakers


Online resources & CPD

Access a range of resources, including research, case studies, learning journeys and other CPD opportunities


Monthly e-mail bulletin

Get the monthly IPM bulletin with a round up of the latest news, developments and research for people that serve places.


News and updates

We keep Members up-to-date with the latest opportunities and news for placemakers, including government initiatives, policy, and calls for evidence.


Bursaries for study

By becoming a member you may be eligible for bursaries or accredited prior learning to support MSc Place Management study.

Global network

Access to a global network

As a Member, you will join an active international community and have opportunities to contribute to its events and publications


Online portfolio & showcase

Build your own online portfolio in our Members area to showcase your work and experience, and keep track of your development.

Membership Levels

We have the following levels of individual membership to match your role, knowledge and experience.


IPM Student Member status is available to undergradate and postgraduate students who intend to pursue a career in the field of place management, or are studying within a discipline whereby an understanding of place is a core element. This might include geography, planning, architecture, retail planning, sociology, landscape design or economics.

Associate (AIPM) 

IPM Associate Member status is available to those starting their career in any area of place management, either through enrolling on one of the IPM’s accredited courses or through evidence of less than three years practical experience in the field.

Member (MIPM) 

IPM Member status is available to experienced place management professionals, that hold a first degree (or equivalent qualification) and can demonstrate at least 3 years practical experience in the field.

Very experienced practitioners with 5 or more years of experience who do not hold a first degree (or equivalent) can apply for Full Member Status through a professional competence route by demonstrating that they have graduate-level professional competencies in a number of areas.

Fellow (FIPM) 

IPM Fellow status is available to those that have reached a very high level of personal and professional achievement, within the industry. It is only open to those that meet all the following criteria:

  • Hold a higher degree
  • Have at least 6 years practical experience
  • Can demonstrate that they have had a considerable impact upon place management.
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