Here is a wonderful example of unconventional and exceptional leadership by Mayor Tom Brown of McPherson, Kansas. (I write about McPherson and Mayor Brown in the book.)
In January 2010, the city was gifted the local golf course. Many thought it a mixed blessing as the golf course had never been profitable. But it was an opportunity for the city and Mayor Brown challenged the staff by saying that if the golf course turned a profit, he would jump in the lake on the first hole. For the first time ever, the golf course turned a profit in 2010 and as you can see here, the Mayor is a man of his word!
This gesture not only created news all over the city and region, it was a simple little “love note” to the community. This small gesture has had an outsized impact on McPherson and is something that people will remember and smile about for a long time.
A bike friendly city is a lovable city.
In most US cities, the share of trips made by bike struggles to reach 2%. In Davis it’s 10 times that – but the city is becoming less and less of a paradise for pedalling
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
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