Urban Champions

CityPost’s award-winning Smart City engagement platform broadcasts multilingual content in real-time via interactive kiosks, digital banners, and a mobile app to let people better discover and experience your BID. Requiring no capital investment while generating revenue, CityPost promotes economic growth, creates WiFi hotspots, enhances public safety, and provides multimodal wayfinding to connect people to place and businesses to customers. Contact us to learn more.

Contact: Scott Pomeroy, Director of IoT and Sustainability
(202) 577-6786

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) provides opportunities to network with important contacts, market your community and create retail success. Representing the retail real estate profession, its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. IDA members benefit from ICSC’s generous contribution as a pinnacle partner as well as tailored retail education to meet your needs for a thriving downtown community.

Contact: Cynthia Stewart, Vice President
(703) 627-5168

Stantec’s Urban Places is an interdisciplinary hub bringing together leaders in planning and urban design, transportation including smart and urban mobility, resilience, development, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment. We work in downtowns across North America—in cities and suburbs alike—to unlock the extraordinary urban promise of enhanced livability, equity, and resilience. Read the 2017 Partnership Press Release.

Contact: David Dixon, Planning and Urban Design Leader
(617) 654-6069

Presenting Awards Sponsor

Sky Connect Networks (SCN) provides the experience and expertise needed for successful Muni, BID and Public Space Smart City, IoT and large-scale public Wi-Fi deployments. SCN offers a complete suite of services that will help you design, maintain and finance your Smart City network.

Contact: Steve Amarante, Business Development
(917) 376-9291

District Advocates


Contact: Tom Mavrovic, Director of Business Development
(412) 500-3337


Contact: Ted Peterson, President
(877) 369-6332


Contact: Robert Buckley, Director of Sales & Marketing
(877) 815-9276


Contact: Danielle Dhiab, Client Consultant
(866) 518-4404


Contact: Christopher Beynon, AICP, Chief Development Officer
(510) 845-7549


Contact: Steve Hillard, President and Principal
(610) 466-9770


Preferred Providers

HRS, Inc. is an executive search firm which focuses on Economic Development. David Smith and his colleagues have provided quality talent solutions to IDA member organizations for over 13 years. David formerly served as Partner & Economic Development Practice Leader of the global firm, DHR International, and then founded HRS, Inc.

Contact: David Smith, President
(412) 498-3703 (mobile)

Interested in sponsoring? Access an audience of urban leaders from around the country who want to learn about your product or service with IDA’s Marketing Opportunities.

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