Integral City Meta Blog 2017

Here is the Integral City 2016 Meta Blog. It connects the 4 Voices of the Integral City to the Planet, People, Place and Power that energized us in 2017.

It follows the traditions of:

Integral City Meta Blog 2016

Integral City Meta Blog 2015

Integral City Meta Blog 2014

Integral City Meta Blog 2013

1. Equinox/Solstice Newsletters – Integral City Reflective Organ

Integral City Reflective Organ – April 2017: Prototypes for a Planet of Integral Cities

Integral City Reflective Organ – June Solstice 2017: Optimizing Collective Intelligence, Inquiry & Impact

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2017: Architecting Around Crisis & Sustainability to Aliveness in the Human Hive

Integral City Reflective Organ – Winter 2017: Power to Move

2. Cities of the Year 2017: 3 Russian City Associations

Read the Cities of the Year 2017 blog here.

3. Meshworkers of the Year 2017:Hub CoEvolucio, Reus, Catalonia, Spain

Read the full story of Meshworkers of the Year 2017 here.

4. Integral City Series Book 2 Released: Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive 

 Urban planners get new tool for building sustainable, smart cities

Integral City, Climate Change Inquiry, Action & Impact

5. Tamarack’s Collective Impact 3.0 Conference: Integral City Placecaring & Placemaking Tools for the Human Hive

Imagine Durant Impact Models Placecaring & Placemaking in the Human Hive

Integral City Tools Connect Outer Space to Inner Space

What is Your Role in the Human Hive?

Collective Change:  Roles of AQtivator & Integrator

Integral City Designs for Collective Impact

Stories Bring Collective Impact Alive: Create an Outcome Feedback Loop

Collective Impact is Inspired by Early Win like Nowa Oka Trail

Collective Impact Calls Forth Long Term Horizons

Collective Impact Aligns Strategic Planning with Placecaring & Placemaking KSF’s

6. Integral City Community of Practice

Individual and Collective Leaderships for a World in Transition

Co-Creating the Cities of the Future, Now – Reus, Catalonia, Nov 17-18 2017

Living Cities Russia – Interview with Co-Founder Lev Gordon

7. Sustainable Development

Placecaring and Placemaking for Sustainable Development Goals

Beyond Sustainable Development to Living Fully Alive

Integral City’s 5 Maps & Links to Pattern Dynamics

Map 1: The Four Quadrant Eight Level Map of Realit– this relates to PD Polarity Patterns

Map 2: The Nested Holarchy of City Systems – this relates to PD Creativity Patterns

Map 3: The Scalar Fractal Relationship of Micro-Meso-Macro Human Systems – this relates to PD Exchange Patterns

Map 4: The Complex Adaptive Structures of Change – this relates to PD Structure Patterns

Map 5: Spirituality in the Human Hive – this relates to PD Source Patterns


8. Principles of Living Systems

In this blog series examining Sahtouris’ Principles of Livings Systems, we:

9. Science of Cities

Confessions of a Science of Cities Junky

Comparing Integral City & Scale – Fractal Patterns

Holarchies and Scales in a Science of Cities

Why the Science of Cities Must Include Subjective and Intersubjective Data Along With Objective and Interobjective Data

From Holons to Social Holons in a Science of Integral Cities

10. Book Reviews

Ed. Gunnlaugson & Brabant: Cohering the Integral City We-Space: A Resource for Catalyzing Gaia’s Reflective Organ

Integral City Chapter: Cohering the Integral We-Space,

Richard Florida: New Urban Crisis – Plurality Analysis Needs Wholistic Integral City Frame

11. Guest Blogs

Guest Bloggers from the Integral City Community of Practice explore how each is living the practices of Placecaring & Placemaking. The series includes:

Marilyn Hamilton Integral City Community Practise Placecaring and Placemaking

Ellen Van Donger: Finding Bearings about Place

Cherie Beck: Relationship to Place

Alia Aurami: Finding the Right Place

Joan Arnott: How is Your City Your Habitat?

Diana Claire Douglas: Searching for our Right Place

Anne-Marie Voorhoeve: Post Script: Sorting into Birth Order as Right Place

Beth Sanders: From Home Base to New Place and Back Again

Diana Claire Douglas: Engaging Change through Whole-self and Whole-systems Exploration

Gail Hochachka: Making Sense of Trump’s Exit from the Paris Accord

Graeme Taylor: A Realistic (Holistic) Approach to Climate Mitigation

Elisabet Sahtouris: A Tale of Cities & Cells: Our Human Evolutionary Agenda

 12. Miscellaneous

Integral City: Pictograph

Short Story: Hop on Board, Find Seat 14C: FULLY ALIVE

The Personal and Universal Experience of Grief – a Series of Blogs:

  1. Circles of Compassion Seize the Day, Size the World

  2. Blessings of Grief: Darkness & Dissonance

  3. Surviving Identity Crisis with Buoyancy of Care

  4. Adapt: Re-calibrate. Re-story. Re-work. Re-act. Swarm

  5. Rediscovering Aliveness from Grieving: The Third Win

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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

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