At Weidner Apartment Homes, we create Love Notes for our residents at all of our apartment communities to show how much we appreciate them.
We encourage involvement in little ways to help us feel connected to our “place”. Continuing to surprise and delight our residents with Love Notes is a great way to inspire creativity, a healthy sense of community, and fun.
Simple things created in a community that “surprise and delight” while creating a mutual love affair between people and their place.
Weidner wants to encourage engagement in all of our communities so that each resident feels a deeper sense of connection and pride in the place they live.
The mutual love affair between people and their place is one of the most powerful influences in our lives, yet rarely thought of in terms of a relationship. As cities begin thinking of themselves as engaged in a relationship with their citizens, and citizens begin to consider their emotional connections with their places, we open up new possibilities in community, social and economic development by including the most powerful of motivators—the human heart. Weidner embraced Kageyama’s vision, and now creates Love Notes for our residents in each of our communities.
Peter Kageyama is the author of “For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places” which was recognized Planetizen as a Top-10 Book in urban planning, design and development in 2012. He also wrote “Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places”. He’s the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots organization committed to positive community change, and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city’.