Peter Kageyama

Peter Kageyama

The APA Bi-State Conference Committee is excited to announce keynote speaker, Peter Kageyama. Peter 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.  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.’

Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders and a special advisor to America In Bloom. He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.


Join Peter Kageyama for a follow up session to his keynote.  This interactive session will discuss implementation strategies and tactics as well as practical elements for planners and their cities on how to create the environment where emotional engagement can better happen and citizens become active participants in the making of better cities.