For the Love of Cities: Revisited

By Peter Kageyama

The award-winning book returns – updated, revised and expanded!

The mutual love affair between people and their place is one of the most powerful influences in our lives, yet rarely thought of in terms of a relationship. As cities come to think of themselves as engaged in a relationship with their residents, and residents begin to consider their emotional connections with their places, we open up new possibilities in community, social and economic development by including the most powerful of motivators – the human heart – in our toolkit of place-making. Here we will explore what makes cities lovable, what motivates ordinary people to do extraordinary things for their places and how some cities are using that energy to fill in the gaps that “official” city makers have left as resources disappeared. Meet the amazing people who are truly in love with their cities and learn how they are the key resource to the future development of our communities.


Meet the Author

Peter Kageyama


Peter Kageyama is the author of Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places and The Emotional Infrastructure of Places.   Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders and the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization.  Peter has done community workshops and spoken all over the world about “bottom up” community development and the amazing people that are making change happen. 

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