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
I am so happy the my friend Jeff Speck is working on Tampa's downtown!
Making downtown Tampa to be safer for pedestrians and bicyclists is top of mind for urban planner Jeff Speck as he advises investor Jeff Vinik on how to design his 40-acre project surrounding Water Street.
Love letters to trees!
The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.
The solution to graffiti? Better graffiti!
A graffiti artist's year-long battle with a local council has been recorded in a brilliant photo series.
A bike friendly city is an lovable city. Well done Watsonville!
WATSONVILLE >> In his book “For the Love of Cities,” author Peter Kageyama cites a 2009 Gallup study that states only 24 percent of people are emotionally engaged with their community.According to Kageyama, the study also fo
Coverage from Richmond, IN and the tourism conference I spoke at yesterday.
Author's advice: When planning a project, always ask 'Where's the fun?'
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