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Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places (book) and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places (book). Planetizen recognized For the Love of Cities as a Top 10 Book in 2012 in urban planning, design and development. Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders that is dedicated to improving the practice of local government. Since speaking to them in 2013, Peter has become a special adviser 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.