What makes cities lovable? Why do we connect emotionally with some places and not others? And why does that matter?
Author and urban strategist Peter Kageyama loves cities—big cities, small cities, villages and small towns. He thinks he has found the "secret sauce" of what makes cities successful and it is those same people who love their cities. It is those ordinary citizens who somehow go above and beyond typical levels of citizenship and do extraordinary things for their places. Not because they are paid to, but because of their desire to make things happen in their hometown.
On Feb. 20, Our Palo Alto will host a community workshop called For the Love of Palo Alto, facilitated by Kageyama, who will lead an interactive and fun discussion about how we fall in love with our cities, what works and why we respond, and explore how people's emotional engagement with their city can turn into tangible action.
Come with your neighbors, friends and family for a fun and free community get-together with Peter as we talk about For the Love of Palo Alto.
Feb. 20, 1-4 p.m.
Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
The event is free and open to the public.