Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

Surprising Life in America’s “Dying” Cities

June 17th, 2011 by admin

Here is the piece I wrote for Infrastructurist.com which challenges the way we think about statistics.  In cities that Newsweek magazine declared to be “dying” we have seen amazing amounts of life and activity.  Recall the recent post that showed New Orleans was the “coolest city for startups”; on Newsweek’s list, New Orleans was the

Interview from Detroit – April 7, 2011

April 14th, 2011 by admin

While in Detroit to speak at the Rust Belt to Artist Belt conference, the Detroit Regional News Hub interviewed me.  The News Hub is a not for profit, grass roots news agency that is helping to bring the unheard stories about Detroit to the forefront.  I sat down with Jeremiah Staes and we discussed Detroit, talent

Crime & the Lovable City

April 1st, 2011 by admin

Last month I presented to the American Planning Association via their national webinar series. I got to speak about lovable cities to several hundred planners from all over the United States. It was a real honor. During the Q&A session that followed I was asked about the impact of crime on the relationship that we

Rust Belt to Artist Belt III

March 30th, 2011 by admin

Peter Kageyama will be a keynote at Rust Belt to Artist Belt III in Detroit, Michigan on April 6th, 2011. The conference, now in its third year, centers on cultivating talent and innovation to transform post-industrial cities. It explores the ways these cities are being shaped and reinvented by the diverse skill sets of artists, designers and other creative entrepreneurs.

Can Robocop Save Detroit? YES!

February 19th, 2011 by admin

Can a proposed statue of Robocop really make a difference in the city of Detroit. Yes – far more than people might think!

“Imported from Detroit”

February 7th, 2011 by admin

Watching the Super Bowl yesterday I was really struck by one ad in particular. It was officially for Chrysler Motors but if you saw it, it was actually more an ad for the City of Detroit and I think, by extension an ad for the American spirit. The ad features Detroit native Eminem and Chrysler’s