For the Love of Cities succeeds in putting an exclamation point on the exceptional value of deepening the relationship that city dwellers feel for their neighborhoods by adding amenities such as parks, outdoor cafes, art galleries, trees, flowers and even sidewalks to create a meaningful sense of place. It also explores the often hidden added value of creative entrepreneurs in creating a sense of place that attracts, nurtures and retains citizens.
The book is a love note from Author Peter Kageyama to cities everywhere that will prompt you to more closely examine your own relationship with where you live, work and play.
Publisher and Managing Editor, 83 Degrees Media
Former Book Editor, The Tampa Tribune
What Kageyama has done is to introduce the vital piece into the urban discussion– the matter of love; the piece without which all city building must fail, for “love” the corner stone of civic citizenship. It takes some bravura and acumen to champion the subject of love in the urban forum that wants to quantify, when only love qualifies and justifies the discussion of cities. Mr. Kageyama goes one step further. He provides precious indicators. Many city thinkers will follow suit, but for the time being, this is the essential book.
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Poet Laureate Emeritus, Toronto, Ontario
Author of Municipal Mind: Manifestos for The Creative City
For the Love of Cities is a must read for city changemakers.
Peter, has captured something very important… love. When we love a city, we are committed to it, we engage with it, we care for it, we give our best to it. A city that is loved also gives back. It makes those who live there feel enriched. And so you have a virtuous cycle.
Author of The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators and The Art of City Making
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Coverage from the Tampa Bay Issue Media Group publication, 83 Degrees. Thanks for the love!
'Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places' by Peter Kageyama encourages cities to thrive by creating and nurturing cool places, activities and events.
Interesting piece from NextCity. Not sure I concur with the premise that 'size matters' in terms of love or 'place identity' as they call it, but a stimulating read.
People identify strongly with their cities — even more so when they’re big.
Love Where You Live is now available as an E-book!
Following the widespread success of For the Love of Cities, this book builds upon the central premise that love of place matters, with more examples from all over the world and practical steps that community leaders, both official and unofficial, might use to kick start the process in their city....
Great to spend time with Dr. Ray Oldenburg, originator of the idea of "third spaces." Talked about cities and what makes great third spaces. Interesting tidbit: he told me that he never envisioned that the corporate world would embrace his idea of third spaces and he was even more surprised how quickly they got. Faster than his original target audience, city planners!
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