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
Coverage from my visit to Tauranga!
High rise or high-er rise downtown Tauranga. That sort of talk is bound to unsettle the pigeons and ruffle the establishment.
My home town becomes even more pet/dog friendly!
St. Petersburg was named the most pet-friendly city in America last week by the site Zumper, a sentiment city officials demonstrated Thursday, when City Co...
Coverage from my talk in Tauranga, New Zealand.
It is the little things that make a city great, says a visiting urban expert. - Bay of Plenty Times
A bit of guerrilla street art. Thanks to Rosalie Liddle Crawford for sharing it with me!
On July 17th, 2014, graffiti artist Mobstr tagged a wall in London, sparking a year-long exchange with municipal authorities. This is their story, set to Gri...
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