About Marilyn Hamilton

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/
10 05, 2018

Integral City 4.0 Co-Creating the Future of Cities Now – An Update from Findhorn

By | 2018-05-10T05:17:44+00:00 May 10th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

Our Integral City 4.0 project brought together 16 participants from around the world - Australia, Russia, Spain, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Canada. The intention of the 3.5-day workshop was Co-creating the Future of Cities Now through Placecaring and Placemaking. We explored experientially key maps from the Integral City framework - the Integral map of [...]

16 03, 2018

Integral City Reflective Organ – March 2018: Eco-Villages, Human Hives and Gaia’s Reflective Organs

By | 2018-03-17T08:45:17+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Newsletter, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spirituality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This newsletter is published quarterly using a cycle of perspectives on the Integral City viewed from: Planet, People, Place and Power. The theme of this issue is Planet. I heard James Lovelock, author of the Gaia Hypothesis (that the Earth herself is a living system) postulate that the contribution that humans make to [...]

13 03, 2018

Book Review – A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries by Terry Patten – A Wake Up Call for Integral City Conversations with the 4 Voices

By | 2018-03-14T13:11:30+00:00 March 13th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Knowing Field, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|3 Comments

Review by Marilyn Hamilton, Founder of Integral City and author of Integral City Book Series Terry Patten’s New Republic of the Heart is a book not just for Revolutionaries but for at least three tribes all active in the current public discourse. Patten names them as Innovators, Ecologists and Evolutionaries. These three tribes are [...]

3 03, 2018

Right Move vs Next Move Overview

By | 2018-03-14T13:20:25+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Action, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Meshworking, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Right Move vs Next Move Overview

I am at the stage of my move from Canada to Scotland, where small doubts, hidden concerns and niggling worries creep into my daily thoughts. I wonder (privately to myself), “Did I make the right move?” Of course, it is too early to tell. I just have to trust the process of following [...]

3 03, 2018

Blessed Move-ablity

By | 2018-03-14T13:16:14+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

For those of us who pride ourselves on being effective change agents, movability is assumed to be easily attainable. But the ability to move can demand more that we may contemplate until we are in the midst of the move itself. Then I might hear myself saying, “I never realized moving would involve THIS!!” [...]

3 03, 2018

Moving Recalibrates Place Making & Place Caring

By | 2018-03-14T13:13:46+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry|0 Comments

Place Making As I set up a new home here in Findhorn Scotland, I notice the actions it takes to make a place comfortable, workable, effective, functional. It tends to focus on the physical container, the artefacts that equip and furnish it, the operational systems we so often take for granted (heat, light, power, [...]

22 02, 2018

Moving as Action Learning

By | 2018-03-03T16:28:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence|Comments Off on Moving as Action Learning

Much of my academic interests and Integral City work has involved the principles of Action Learning (Action Inquiry, Action Research). So, with this life-move from Canada to Scotland, I am naturally curious how those principles apply to my situation. As I have written previously, Be Still, Be Moved, Repeat is a life-practice model [...]

22 02, 2018

Moving: A VUCA Adventure

By | 2018-03-03T16:29:51+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

To move is to act. In response to a stimulus. Or in response to an intention. My moving here to Findhorn, Scotland has been for many of my friends and acquaintances a conundrum. They could not easily understand why I would move away from the comforts of home and all things familiar. But [...]

21 02, 2018

Moving: an AQAL Affair

By | 2018-03-03T16:30:43+00:00 February 21st, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Householder Dharma, Integral Maps|0 Comments

Moving – Stilling – Repeating – that is the simple recipe for motility of the most basic cellular forms that started life on earth. Much of my earlier life was impacted by moving schools, cities, neighbourhoods, companies, sectors and communities. Only in the last 3 decades have I enjoyed the stability of living [...]

19 02, 2018

Be Moved

By | 2018-03-03T16:31:34+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Inner, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence|Comments Off on Be Moved

Be moved. Be still. Repeat. Last year (2017) I was moved to write a series of blogs on the journey of grief I was experiencing on the death of my husband, Peter. I was moved, by his last wishes, to return to Scotland (north of Inverness) to Royal Dornoch Golf Course and scatter [...]