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2024 BDA Study Tour 
Manhattan, NYC
October 1-4, 2024

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Registration Now Open
Manhattan, NYC

You heard it right. The BDA 2024 Study Tour is taking on New York City, where we'll explore and experience the people and projects behind a few remarkable places, including:

  • The High Line

  • Hudson Yards

  • Meatpacking District

  • Chelsea Market

  • Bryant Park

  • Financial District (Downtown NYC)


Livable neighborhoods, excellent parks, first-rate cultural attractions, and what seems to be an unlimited amount of new places to explore are some of the few reasons why New York City stands out. Register for the BDA Study Tour today get an exclusive look at how some of those neighborhoods are working towards common themes like transformative placemaking projects, tenant attraction and retention, economic development tools for small businesses, public realm stewardship, and more.


​Spots are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. ​Register as soon as possible to reserve your place. Study Tour fees do not cover airfare and hotel expenses. Participants will book their flights and stay separately. Recommended travel accommodations, including a special Alaska Airlines flight discount and group hotel rates at Dream Downtown, by Hyatt are provided upon registration via your confirmation email.

Early Member Price: $975


The Bellevue Downtown Association organizes an annual group of community stakeholders to visit another downtown. Typically a three-day urban excursion, the study tour itinerary is designed to expose the group to a range of experiences that helps broaden their understanding of other downtown communities.



Walking tours guided by local experts. Get an exclusive look into how other city makers continue building a vibrant Downtown for all.


Hear from visionary leaders who are implementing plans, building projects and managing growth while tackling similar, yet different challenges. 


Network and build relationships with fellow delegates committed to strengthening the economic and cultural vitality of Downtown Bellevue


Learn lessons and innovative ideas related to city building that helps guide future decision-making and priorities in Downtown Bellevue. 


  • In-depth look at attractions shaping the downtown experience.

  • Insight on core economic development, transportation and land use issues.

  • Review emerging opportunities and trends.

  • New strategies for shaping downtown livability.

  • Unique marketing practices that define and enhance a downtown's profile.

  • Inspiration from unique urban areas 

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