Video | Monday, 16th October 2017
Institute of Place Management celebrates its 10th anniversary
Committed to developing, managing and making places better
Manchester Metropolitan University's Institute of Place Management (IPM) has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Established in 2006, it is the international professional body that supports people committed to developing, managing and making places better.
Board members, members, fellows, partners and supporters recently enjoyed a party to share the landmark.
Professor Cathy Parker, Professor of Marketing and Retail Enterprise and chair of the Institute, said: "It has been a fantastic ten years for the Institute, and the event provided an opportunity for those who have been involved in the Institute over the years to come together and reflect on some of the major successes.
"IPM would like to thank all of our Members and Partners that have helped support the Institute over the last ten years.
"We are now looking forward to more success in the future, and assisting many more people to make places better!"
- launching the Journal of Place Management & Development with Emerald Group publishing, now taken by more than 2,000 institutions worldwide, and ranked in the top quartile for urban studies
- growing to more than 1,300 members, partners and friends from all around the world
- Manchester Metropolitan researchers authoring more than 300 peer-reviewed place management articles making us the leading centre of excellence in the subject
- launching the BIDs Alliance - a specialist support service for more than 270 Business Improvement Districts in the UK
- a collaboration with the Landscape Institute to improve the long-term sustainability and resilience of urban and natural areas
- securing approximately £10 million of research project funding
- providing policy support and guidance to various Governments
The concept for the institute was developed by the Manchester Metropolitan University and the Association of Town Centre Management in the UK.
They recognised a need to create a professional body capable of developing and supporting the creation of sustainable formal structures of place management, ensuring professional standards amongst all those involved in the management, development and marketing of places.
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.