Knowledge Center

Organizational Management

Place management harnesses and captures the value and growth potential that unique places have. It is the role of the place manager to uphold the strategic plan, implementing a sustainable revenue stream, working within the confines of local and state legislation, establishing and maintaining various taxing and levy structures, and managing a diverse and inclusive staff. Place managers focus on consensus building and negotiating to effectively manage relationships and solve complex place-based problems.

Neighborhood 360°: Planning for the Future of New York City Commercial Districts

April 30, 2019 Award

In order to begin the deployment of what is now known as N360°, SBS developed a strategic public-private partnership with LISC NYC and Citi Community Development, aided by technical assistance from Larisa Ortiz Associates, to develop an assessment tool and analytical framework — a “Commercial District Needs Assessment” (CDNA) — that would help SBS to engage community partners in evaluating existing conditions and identifying needs of a commercial district.

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Effective Leadership and the Toolkit to Get it Done

April 15, 2019 Presentation

This workshop will explore ways to maximize your staff and productivity, manage pressure and make decisions about new projects and priority setting. We will focus on Board development, strengthening the effectiveness of committees and ways to support and bolster the Executive Director and staff of your organization. You will leave with the tools to help explain the role of the Board versus the role of the staff and discuss some of the challenges of leading in today’s business climate.

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Strategic Planning for Downtowns

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Whether it’s preparing for P/BID formation or renewal, or to refresh a downtown management organization that needs to diversify its funding and approach, strategic planning is an essential tool to guide downtown managers and board members. This session will provide an overview on the benefits of strategic planning for downtown organizations, and then focus on two recent strategic planning efforts undertaken for the Old Pasadena Management District and the iconic Santa Monica Pier.

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Curb Appeal: Tools for Prioritizing Curb Uses

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Innovative disruption in mobility and economic development have created new demands on curb space in dense urban places. Traditional uses like metered parking and valet stands are often in conflict with new uses like food delivery, rideshare, and dockless mobility services. Learn how to quantify and analyze competing curb uses in existence today and gain tools to advocate for the reallocation of curb space to serve new priorities in your community.

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Hillsborough Street Intern Program

April 15, 2019 Award

Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation began as a one-person office in 2010, and soon after developed an internship program to help grow productivity and the organization’s mission by strengthening the partnership with NC State University and Meredith College. Only two students made up the initial intern class, and now approximately 11 interns are hired by HSCSC each semester.

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ABCs for Creating BIDs

April 15, 2019 Publication

This report is designed to help downtown organizations, property and business owners, local government officals and downtown advocates explore the formation of a BID by examining how a BID works and outlining a five-step process for creating a BID. Case studies, source documents and links to resources are provided. By M. Bradley Segal, September 2002.

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2017 Staffing and Salary Survey Report

April 15, 2019 Publication

The 2017 IDA Staffing & Salary Survey captures data from the U.S. and Canada on key positions and such information as average staff salary, organizational budget, and CEO salary and benefits. The survey covers nearly 50 questions and offers an extensive array of cross-tabulations showing how salaries, staffing and other topics vary by geographic region, type of organization, operating budget and more.

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Downtown Mobility – How Technology is Changing the Way our Streets and Cities Function

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Emerging transportation technology, new mobility concepts, and smarter infrastructure is helping cities tackle congestion and pollution challenges in new ways. From autonomous vehicles to artificial intelligence, connected service will create opportunities for new mobility options and force our streets to work differently than they ever have before. It is important that cities prepare for these changes to encourage seamless integration with existing public transportation.

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Redefining Downtown Vibrancy

April 15, 2019 Presentation

Technology has dramatically changed how we navigate and interface with cities, how we draft strategies for economic development needs to be updated.

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Big Spring Partners Advisory Panel: Renewed Mission and Leadership

April 15, 2019 Advisory Panel

IDA’s Advisory Panels are a time-tested way to explore new ideas, solve difficult problems, and rally the board, staff and community around priority projects or topics. This panel focused on tailoring a fresh mission and vision for the downtown organization while also providing guidelines for how to hire and lead the organization. The report detail’s the panel’s findings and recommendations.

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