Now, more than ever, downtown leaders are turning to Downtown Idea Exchange for practical news, information, and examples of how downtowns are reopening, repositioning, and moving forward.
In its pages, you’ll learn what they are doing and how they do it. And we’ll point you in the direction of additional resources and networking opportunities.
Here’s how it works
When you subscribe you’ll receive 12 monthly issues of Downtown Idea Exchange. Full access to the online article archive. And access for two additional people on your team.
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You’ll discover how cities and towns of all sizes are tackling tough challenges like business recruitment and retention; attracting shoppers, diners, and other visitors; funding downtown improvements; building support for investment downtown; improving walkability; creating a more inviting physical environment; activating public spaces; increasing the economic base; and more.
Recent articles have included:
- Food carts and asphalt art are among models of post-pandemic recovery efforts
- City’s revamped building improvement program draws interest
- With housing in short supply, downtown office conversion helps fill the need
- Balancing outdoor drinking with family friendliness
- With many office workers still staying home, downtowns try to woo them back
- Billions of dollars are heading to states and cities; make sure downtown gets its share
- Steady stream of small-scale improvements drove this downtown’s turnaround
- Low-cost artist studios support downtown’s gallery row
- Downtown updates traditional marketing in effort to increase repeat visits
You’ll also receive the 18-page special report Revitalizing Downtown with Public Art. It brings you important case studies and practical information on how cities across North America are using public art to fill vacant space, drive local and non-local visits downtown, contribute to a strong sense of place, and beautify the city center.
Subscribe today and start this valuable resource working for your downtown.