Join St. Petersburg’s own Peter Kageyama, the author of For the Love of Cities and the follow up, Love Where You Live, for the release of his new book The Emotional Infrastructure of Places. Book sale and signing will follow the presentation. Refreshments provided by The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership.
Cost: Free; RSVP required
Location: Raymond James Community Room (overflow seating available in the Will Raymund Theater)
Parking: Free in The Dalí parking lot after 5pm, as space is available. Plan to arrive early, our lot fills quickly.
About the book
The Emotional Infrastructure of Places is the third book in a trilogy that explores the importance of love and emotional engagement with our places. The Emotional Infrastructure of Places examines the ecosystem that “co-creators” – people who love their communities – inhabit, and how supporting them and their work can engender connected, emotionally engaged, and thriving places.
Infrastructure is a hot topic for communities everywhere and this work encourages us to look at that infrastructure with a new, more holistic lens, that ultimately leads to better results and even addresses the biggest, most intractable problems that we are facing. Peter writes about many local examples including The Pier and archetypal co-creator Bob Devin Jones.
About Peter Kageyama
Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places, the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places and the latest, The Emotional Infrastructure of Places. Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders and a special advisor to America In Bloom. Known as “The City Love Guy”, Peter has been called “the best friend of cities” as he relentlessly looks for the positive and good in every place he visits. He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city.’