An Evening with Peter Kageyama... "For the Love of Cities"
Feel free to bring your favorite take-out and a drink to enjoy during the program. There are fold out desks on most chairs in the room.
This program is free and open to the public but a reservation is required (you will receive a link to a printable ticket).Click here to RSVP.
with Peter Kageyama
Peter Kageyama is the author of "For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places", online here.
Find the continuation of this project HERE. Listen to the event in the WFSU radio production HERE.
In the Soul of the Community project, the Knight Foundation and Gallup looked at the levels of emotional engagement people have with their communities. They found that just 24% of people were "engaged" with their community. Gallup also found a significant relationship between how passionate and loyal people are to their communities and local economic growth. The most "attached" communities had the highest local GDP growth. Despite this, it feels as though our places and our leadership have forgotten how to connect with us emotionally and our cities have suffered because of it.
This mutual love affair between people and their place is one of the most powerful influences in our lives, yet we rarely think of it in terms of a relationship. If cities begin thinking of themselves as engaged in a relationship with their citizens, and if we as citizens begin to consider our emotional connections with our 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 city-making.
An Evening with Peter Kageyama
For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places
Thursday, January 24th
Challenger Center's Planetarium on Kleman Plaza
(parking available in Kleman Plaza; do no park at the post office on College - they tow)
This program is part of a project called GET LOCAL funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida to create an informed, engaged community in Tallahassee. Find the Knight Foundation online HERE. Find and support Community Foundation of North Florida online HERE.