ReThinking the City: Loving the City


Attend this discussion in downtown Orlando, it promises to be thought provoking. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6:25 pm 625 E. Central Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801

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What makes a city lovable? How can loving our city make it more successful and livable? Stephanie Darden the CEO of FDG Creative will discuss her role with Why I Love Orlando. Peter Kageyama will join via web-conference to discuss his book and project For the Love of Cities.

Some highlights from Peter’s career: BA in Political Science from Ohio State University, Law Degree from Case Western Reserve University, practiced Law for 2 years. In 2004 Peter and Michelle Bauer produced the first Creative Cities Summit in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It was there the Peter first met Charles Landry with whom a long association would begin, including producing and directing the documentary film Charles Landry and the Art of City Making (2009). Peter has travelled the world learning and speaking about issues of local community development, talent attraction and retention and creative industries development.  Highlights include Australia, England, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Trinidad and a very special trip to Rwanda to speak at a UN conference on creative industries. From 2006-2008, Peter was one of the developers and producers of the Sarasota International Design Summit, presented by the Ringling College of Art and Design.  Peter served as mc and host of the event. In 2008 Peter developed and produced the Creative Cities Summit 2.0 with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).  The conference was held in Detroit and despite being in the midst of a once in a generation economic crisis, the conference drew over 800 attendees and speakers from all over the world.  Peter also was the host of the event. In 2010 he produced the third Creative Cities Summit in Lexington, Kentucky.  Great experience and he met an amazing group of people there who are reinventing that city.

For the Love of Cities is his first book but he already has an idea for the next one!

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