Posts Tagged ‘love note’

From Wichita With Love

July 2nd, 2012 by admin

Here is a project that was born in the workshop we did in Wichita in April. They just recently launched it and the website. Well done Wichita! http://fromwichitawithlove.com/

Grande Prairie, Alberta – $500 Project Launches

June 22nd, 2012 by admin

One of the $500 prize winners from my Grande Prairie, Alberta workshop made their project happen. Congratulations! http://www.williamvavrekphotography.com/blog/2012/06/03/the-grande-fondo-love-for-cities-worksho-grande-prairie-ab/

Love Muskegon

June 10th, 2012 by admin

We had a great time in Muskegon, Michigan in early June. Fantastic to return to a city we visited a year ago and see all the amazing things they have done, including this Love Muskegon campaign. More later!

High Line Park – Part Two

June 10th, 2011 by admin

One of my favorite “love notes” is High Line Park. I describe it in the book from when I visited there in late 2009. This week heralds the opening of the second phase of the park just in time for summer. The park has created an enormous buzz around it, acting like an amplifier for

Group Hug St. Louis

May 21st, 2011 by admin

The owners of STL Style, Jeff & Randy Vines, whom I profile in the book, have come up with an ingenious idea to spread the love in their hometown. The are sponsoring “Group Hug St. Louis” which invites people from all over the area to take a picture of themselves hugging something they love about

TEDx Tampa Bay Presentation

May 20th, 2011 by admin

It was my honor to be part of TEDx Tampa Bay for the second year in a row.  As part of the team that produces the event, I have been able to work with people who are passionate about the community and the spirit of ideas and engagement represented by TED.  This year I was

St. Louis Group Hug!

May 19th, 2011 by admin

My friends Jeff & Randy Vines, the owners of STL Style House in St. Louis whom I profile in the book, have come up with a brilliant idea to spread the love for their city.  They have created a project call the St. Louis Group Hug.  Over the next few weeks they are encouraging local

Akron – A Lovable City

May 16th, 2011 by admin

I was interviewed by my hometown newspaper, the Akron Beacon Journal, about the book and of course whether I thought Akron was a lovable city.  Of course I am biased but I do believe that Akron (and other mid-sized Rust Belt cities like it) have a particular charm that makes them endearing.  At their heart,

Coverage in St. Petersburg Times

April 27th, 2011 by admin

It is often hard to get coverage, let alone love from your local newspaper.  But that changed last week when the Business Editor for the Times, Bob Trigaux and I got together for an in depth interview and discussion about our cities. St. Petersburg Times – 4/19/2011

Leadership as a Love Note

March 19th, 2011 by admin

Here is a wonderful example of unconventional and exceptional leadership by Mayor Tom Brown of McPherson, Kansas. (I write about McPherson and Mayor Brown in the book.) In January 2010, the city was gifted the local golf course. Many thought it a mixed blessing as the golf course had never been profitable. But it was