Integral City e-Learning: AN INVITATION TO SEPTEMBER 2012 E-LABORATORY

Integral City eLaboratory: Co-Creating the Future of the Human Hive

“Humans are Gaia’s reflective organ.” James Lovelock

Now that 50% of humanity lives in the city – each person is like a cell in Gaia’s reflective organ. 

40 cities in the world produce 30% of its wealth … Gaia’s cities belong to a system of reflective organs.

It is time for the inhabitants of Gaia’s reflective organ system to create the conditions of prosperity that evolve themselves, the city and Gaia.

Geoffrey West says companies die, whereas cities persist. What is the secret of city persistence? Is it a good feature that supports human development and prosperity or is it an impediment that slows down evolution?

Integral City e-Laboratory convenes a series of web-based conversations with evolutionary practitioners, thought leaders, policy makers and citi-zens to explore the tensions, transactions and transformations that contribute to Integral City 2.0’s purpose, people, priorities and prosperity.

This webinar e-Laboratory convenes the brain trust with the intelligences to create Integral City 2.0.

Why is it critical to do this now? City life, challenged by global and local security, sustainability and resilience needs Leaders to work on the system, with the system, and as the system.  The city is home to more than 50% of humanity  and  its old operating system is fragmented by traditional reductionism, modern management and post-modern social safety nets. Integral City 2.0 deserves an integral operating system that is globally attuned but locally adapted.

City voices from citi-zens, civil society, civic management and conscious capital developers express worldviews at the ego-ethno-world-kosmo-centric stages of development. These dissonances create conflicts within and across the city silos of education, health, business, civil society and governance.

The e-Laboratory invites the voices of experts to share leading edge insights that align us ; meshes diverse thought leaders into transdisciplinary dialogues that engage us; enables policy makers to learn from transectoral conversation cafes that renew us ; and facilitates citi-zen response-ability that activates us.

This online e-Laboratory connects the many views and voices of the city. It opens the door for transdisciplinary  inquiry and action through the lenses of: evolution, large scale psychology, leadership, conscious capitalism,  sustainability, resilience, education, health care, community, civic governance, eco-regional ecology,  spirituality, city design, cultural change, women, generations, creativity and economics.

YOU ARE INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR BRILLIANCE AS WE INTEGRATE  ART, SCIENCE AND SPIRIT INTO A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM FOR INTEGRAL CITY 2.0.  For details and registration for the webinar click here.

About the Author:

HI I am the Founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and Chief Blogger. Working with cities and eco-regions, I ‘meshwork’ or weave people, purpose, priorities, profits, programs and processes to align contexts, grow capacity and develop strategies for sustainability and resilience in the Integral City. You can read more details about me here http://integralcity.com/about/about-the-founder/

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