Peter Kageyama is an internationally recognized expert on community development and grassroots engagement. He is the author of For the Love of Cities which explores in detail the value of emotional engagement with our cities, how that connection is created and nurtured, and how it can be turned into a development resource for places.
As the co-founder and producer of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary event that brings together citizens, thought leaders and practitioners around the big idea of the city, Peter has been a central connector in the field of place and community making. He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization based here in the region. He has spoken all over the world about bottom up community development and the amazing people that are making change happen.