Community Workshops

In support of his books, Peter has developed an interactive workshop that allows communities to develop their own approaches to becoming a more lovable community.  This half day workshop wiil explore how people connect with in their own community, how to improve and maximize that connection and lead more people towards being “in love” with their place and ultimately doing something for their city.

The workshop identifies key community assets including the emotionally engaged citizens that shape the city and develops strategies and tactics to engage these local development resources. We emphasize locally based solutions that do not require significant resources and can be quickly implemented.

Elements Include:
•    Overview of Lovable Cities
•    Map of what you love about your city – “Wall of Love”
•    Messages and marks – designing the city’s t-shirt
•    Love Notes – samples of what people love from around the world
•   Developing local rituals & traditions
•    Brainstorming the “$500 Dollar” project
•    Voting and ranking of the best ideas for next steps

Who Attends:
•    Elected officials
•    Planners and City Managers
•    Municipal workers and department leaders
•    Arts and Cultural leaders
•    Entrepreneurs and business leaders
•    Not for profit leaders
•    Education leaders
•    Young professionals
•    Student leaders
•    Neighborhood Association leaders
•    Concerned citizens who want to share their ideas on the community

Prior Workshops Include:

  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Muskegon, MI
  • Boulder, CO
  • Sedona, AZ
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Akron, OH
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Garland, TX
  • Ludington, MI
  • New Buffalo, MI
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Goleta, CA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Merrill, WI
  • Creve Coeur, MO
  • Wichita, KS
  • Joplin, MO
  • Grande Prairie, Alberta
  • Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • Port Macquarie, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • and more…

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