The 4 Voices and Views of the Integral City

People in the Integral City speak through four archetypal voices. These voices resonate with the roles that contribute to the successful resilience strategies of other living species (most notably the honey bee). Each voice is vital to the life of the city and the life of each individual and group of people. Many of us speak through more than one voice – and becoming aware of the importance of each voice can help us appreciate the flow of energy and contribution we are making to the relationships of dynamic city life. The core city voices are-

The 12 Intelligences of the Integral City

An Integral City integrates qualities that create optimal conditions for human innovation and emergence and eco-regional resilience. We have created a Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the 12 intelligences that organize these qualities.

Ecosphere

Ecosphere intelligence is an awareness and capacity to respond to the realities of a city’s climate and eco­region environment. More…

Emergent

Emergent intelligence looks at the city as a whole, through the lenses of, aliveness, survival, adaptiveness, regeneration, sustainability and emergence. More…

Integral

Integral intelligence uses four essential maps of city life to see the whole city. More…

Living

Living intelligence relates to the aliveness of each citizen through each of its lifecycle stages and the aliveness of the city through its lifecycle stages. More…

Inner

Inner intelligence is ‘I’ space of the citizen ­ the seat of intentional consciousness, attention, interior experience and lines of development. More…

Outer

Outer intelligence is the biological “It” space of the citizen — the space where the body acts and behaves. More…

Social

Social intelligence is the ‘its’ space of the city that gives us the capacity, to structure and systemize our environment. More…

Cultural

Cultural intelligence represents the ‘we’ life of the city­the relationships in the city which transcend boundaries that both contain and separate. More…

Inquiry

Inquiry intelligence asks key questions that reveal the meta­wisdom of the city. More…

Meshworking

Meshworking intelligence attracts the best of two operating systems­ one that self­organizes, and the other that replicates hierarchal structures ­ to align systems that flex and flow. More…

Navigating

Navigating intelligence monitors and discloses the wellbeing or general condition of the city. More…

Evolutionary

Evolutionary intelligence is the capacity to transcend and include the intelligences, we currently demonstrate, in order to allow new intelligences to emerge. More…

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Integral City offers a variety of scheduled and custom workshops, trainings and public programs to further the development of Integral City concepts and to nurture the growing community of Integral City practitioners, catalysts and meshworkers.

Four Questions That Can Release Potential for Wellbeing in the Integral City

Online, 90 mins

Discover how the answers to four simple questions can tell us the natural place to apply resources and energy to further the wellbeing of a leader, team, organization, community or city.

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Follow the Energy, Find the 4 Voices: Open the Wellbeing Gateways of Your City

Online, 90 mins

Explore how the Integral City approach is energized by engaging the 4 voices of the city and finding the energy in the Master Code. It asks four key questions and shows how the answers allow you to start using Integral City processes and strategies with any city.

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Wake Up the Human Hive Beyond the Traditional, Smart & Resilient City

Online, 90 mins

Explore the relationship amongst Traditional, Smart, Resilient and Integral Cities and how all 4 cities contribute to a more integrated whole picture of the city.

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Integral City Constellation

Integral City works with clients, wisdom circles, communities of practice and constellations  around the world. We’ve worked in all of the cities shown in the map below. Our clients include businesses, non-profit organizations, coalitions and task forces, as well as city and regional governmental organizations.