Manchester Metropolitan University

Institute of Place Management (IPM)

Formed in 2006, IPM is the international professional body that supports people committed to developing, managing and making places better.

The Institute of Place Management encompasses existing support, from educational institutions, membership associations, community groups and place management partnerships and facilitates networking across these groups, both nationally and internationally.

It works with policy makers, practitioners and providers to identify the core skills and competences involved in the effective management, development and marketing of places, as well as distinct skills and competences required for different types of place. We have an official journal – the Journal of Place Management and Development.

The Institute of Place Management website can be found at