What makes cities

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. 


Speaking engagements

Check out all the cities and communities where Peter has spoken in the past, and find out where you can see him speak in the future.




Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places.  Planetizen recognized For the Love of Cities as a Top 10 Book in 2012 in urban planning, design and development. 

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In addition to speaking about cities and communities, Peter has been consulting with a wide range of civic organizations, from economic development groups to arts and cultural groups to young professional organizations on how to create more vibrant communities.  This includes large scale projects such as the Creative Cities Summit to much smaller engagements such as the Armory Arts Village or the AMBIT project with Northern Ireland.


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