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"We experience cities emotionally, yet we talk about them technically, As we have built our cities we have done so in a mechanical way, thinking about the city as a machine when it is far more of a complex living organism".
"In an economy where talent comes in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities, where the best places have to compete for the best talent in the world, the only way to retain talent is to offer the kind of place that provides emotional attachment".
"I believe that if you examined who really builds, contributes to and essentially 'makes' a city you would find that those citizens who have an emotional connection with their city make the difference".
"The city, as a whole, is made by a relatively small number of 'co-creators' who-in their roles as entrepreneurs, activists, artists, performers, students, organizers and otherwise 'concerned citizens' - create the experiences that most of us consume".
"Find ways to engage the human heart, which I believe will prove to be the most powerful tool ever unleashed in the development of our communities".
"When Cities are loved, they too thrive. When we recognize we are in a relationship with our place, we start to treat it differently and we act accordingly".
For the Love of Cities is filled with lots of examples of individuals from all around the country demonstrating a love of place and making a difference in their communities.
For community leaders involved in economic development Mr Kageyama's book is a breath of fresh air and offers a way to capture and articulate what makes one city more attractive, more lovable, and ultimately more economically sustainable than the next.
For those out there that wonder how they can get involved or make their place better, this book provides true examples of how to do so and will inspire you to make it happen. It's a great read and I wish more would take his words to heart. Our cities would be much better places to live if we all did.
This is a must read for all of us. City, farm, or urban. Really nice job, Peter!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the Love of Cites is a refreshingly clear and succinct revelation of how everyday citizens have access to impact their cites and by extension, their own daily experience of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This isn't a terrible book, but it also isn't great. It is written in a relaxed manner and would be good for anyone looking for a light read on cities or maybe someone with less... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bradley
an informed call to action that underscores both the sources of the problem and a path to re-invention.Published 22 months ago by Sandra F Vanderstoep
He starts of fine with the obvious saying that merely utilitarian cities are not enough. From there he goes on to talk about the things which he - a typical... Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by Silent river
No, it's not for the paved streets. Nope, not the water, cable TV, telephone, electric or sewer system. Not even the mass transit system. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Randall G. Bretz
Should be read by every elected city official and their staffs. We can make our cities more livable for everyone.Published on January 7, 2014 by Doug
The book is an inspiring read with plenty of references and ideas. It drags out a little at the end but it is definitely worth the read.Published on October 22, 2013 by Nicholas Mathew McGill
Fernando Rodriguez @fernrod had the privilege of listening to Peter Kageyama in an interactive workshop sponsored by Leon County, the City of Tallahassee, Village Square and Knight... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by @fernrod