For the Love of Cities
by: Peter Kageyama

The Love Affair between People and their Places

When we love our city, as when we love another person, we will go to extraordinary lengths for them. We will sacrifice for them; we will push ourselves for them; we will tolerate their shortfalls; we will forgive their excesses - all because we see their true nature. When we have an emotional connection to our place, we are less likely to leave it and far more likely to champion and defend it in the face of criticism. We will fight for it.

Peter Kageyama

Indiana University East is proud to announce that this year's One Book, Many Voices selection is For the Love of Cities by Peter Kageyama. Peter's book focuses on learning to "love", contribute to, and talk about our cities in a new way and we think the book will help further our conversation about what makes our community stellar.

Kageyama will give a lecture on October 21, 2014 at 6pm. Mark your calendar to attend this free evening lecture and booksigning in Vivian Auditorium. Tickets will be available in September at the Bursar's Office and the Innovation Center in Uptown Richmond. He will also be the keynote speaker at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon on October 22, 2014.


To foster a campus and community discussion about themes in and ideas inspired by a common text in an effort to develop camaraderie, inform knowledge, and inspire action towards positive civic engagement and improvement.

Campus and Community Events

The "One Book, Many Voices" Calendar features a diverse collection of events that intersect with major themes in Peter Kageyama's For the Love of Cities. Some of these events have been designed with the "One Book, Many Voices" project in mind, and others simply connect thematically with the book. You will find events focused on placemaking, historic preservation, economic development, civic engagement, service work, diversity, health and wellness, and art and culture. The calendar will continue to evolve throughout the course of the project. Please check back often and send event ideas and information to

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Date Event Additional Information
Oct 21 Peter Kageyama Lecture
6:00 p.m. in the IU East Vivian Auditorium
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Love Notes

When we love something, we cherish it; we protect it; we do extraordinary things for it.

Peter Kageyama

Before Peter's visit, we want to start a conversation about what it is you love about your home town! What do you cherish and protect? Where do you go to relax, unwind and find peace? What keeps you living and loving your town? We'll be collecting your love notes for presentation at Peter's talk on October 21st and for a permanent collection at the IU East Library.

How can you participate? It's easy! We've all heard a picture is worth a thousand words, so write a visual love note to your city by taking pictures of your favorite people, places or things in your hometown. Then post your pictures to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the #iueonebook hashtag.