Peter Kageyama

Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places. The book looks at what makes cities lovable, what motivates citizens to do extraordinary things for their places and how some cities use that energy to fill in the gaps that “official” city makers have left when resources disappear.

Peter is a community and economic development consultant based in St. Petersburg, FL. He is the co-founder and producer of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary event that brings together citizens and practitioners around the big idea of the city. Peter is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization. He has spoken all over the world about bottom up community development and the amazing people that are making change happen. He was recently named a Special Advisor to St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster.