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GPC Forum: For the Love of Cities

Local government leaders today grapple with a myriad of complicated problems with perpetually dwindling resources. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the demands and disconnected to the ultimate purpose of making our communities vibrant, healthy and resilient.

What if, instead of constantly trying to do more with less, we tapped into a different kind of resource − the human heart − to empower citizens to participate meaningfully in building the communities we all want to live in? What if, by making our shared places not only “livable” but also “lovable,” our citizens felt more connected to and emotionally invested in the work of local governments? 

Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live, headlined our forum with his groundbreaking work with communities large and small across America. A panel of local government leaders also shared their experience in creating more emotionally engaged places.

Event Recap

A summary of Peter's presentation and the event activities can be found here.

Presentation Files

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Date: May 10, 2016
Location: Renton Pavilion
Provided by: MRSC