15 to Watch in 2015

I got a great shout out from the Tampa Bay Times as someone making things happen in the Tampa Bay region for 2015.  For the full list click Read more

Do You Love Your City?

What makes cities lovable? Why do we connect emotionally with some places and not others? And why does that matter? Author and consultant Peter Kageyama loves cities.  Big cities, small cities, villages and small towns.  He thinks he has Read more

Surprising Life in America’s “Dying” Cities

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Here is the piece I wrote for Infrastructurist.com which challenges the way we think about statistics.  In cities that Newsweek magazine declared to be “dying” we have seen amazing amounts of life and activity.  Recall the recent post that showed New Orleans was the “coolest city for startups”; on Newsweek’s list, New Orleans was the #1 dying city.

Check out the piece which includes the amazing Grand Rapids Lip Dub – if you have not seen the video yet, you must check out the incredible response that Grand Rapids came up with to being declared a dying city.

New Orleans – Coolest City for Start Ups!

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In my book, I note that New Orleans “may be the most exciting city in America” right now due to the influx of talented, mission driven people who are rebuilding the city. Apparently the data and Inc. Magazine agree as they have named New Orleans “the coolest city for start ups” in the latest issue. Congratulations to New Orleans and all those amazing social entrepreneurs who recognize that they can make difference AND make a dollar!