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/
19 09, 2017

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

By | 2017-09-20T18:12:45+00:00 September 19th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Global/Worldcentric, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Knowing Field, Newsletter, Placecaring, Placemaking|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 Place. What inspires you about your place? How do you define place? What qualities of the place(s) you love makes you feel FULLY ALIVE? Do you agree [...]

18 09, 2017

New Urban Crisis – Plurality Analysis Needs Wholistic Integral City Frame

By | 2017-09-19T14:16:29+00:00 September 18th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Professor of Cities, Richard Florida has reconsidered the consequences of cities pursuing the creative class as a desirable strategy for their success (subject of his book The Rise of the Creative Class). In his new book The New Urban Crisis: How our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – [...]

18 09, 2017

Beyond Sustainable Development to Living Fully Alive

By | 2017-09-18T18:01:52+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spirituality|0 Comments

As a radical optimist called to consider the purpose and value of the city, I have usually found the whole approach to sustainable development somewhat limiting (see previous article). The assumption which most inspires me about the city is one I learned from James Lovelock, author of the Gaia hypothesis.  Despite all the shortcomings [...]

17 09, 2017

Placecaring and Placemaking for Sustainable Development Goals

By | 2017-09-19T14:07:36+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has just released its first report on US Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index 2017. The report ranks US cities against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be attained by 2030 as adopted by the UN in 2015. SDG Goal 11 was to create resilient, inclusive and sustainable [...]

13 09, 2017

From Home Base to New Place and Back Again

By | 2017-09-13T21:30:49+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Beth Sanders My two teenagers and I just had a wonderful 7263km trip across Canada (and northern USA) to Toronto and back to Edmonton. My daughter is super excited about being in her new city of Toronto where she is entering first year university. My son [who was our fearless navigator] [...]

13 09, 2017

Post Script: Sorting into Birth Order as Right Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:32:06+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Guest blogger: Anne-Marie Voorhoeve Remembering when Diana Claire visited the Netherlands last year she stayed with my mum (in the same village as me). We were looking at a row of family photos. They sorted by the direction that people were looking in the portraits. Really all muddled up, in the sequence of their [...]

13 09, 2017

Searching for our Right Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:33:12+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Emergence, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Diana Claire Douglas Basic teachings of Systemic Constellation Work include the “natural orders” of belonging, balance and rank, based on living system principles. These are called “Orders of Love” in family constellations.  Finding and being in one’s right place comes when each of these orders are satisfied. And we do this starting with [...]

13 09, 2017

How is Your City Your Habitat?

By | 2017-09-13T21:34:05+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Joan Arnott Beth Sander’s quote on her website initially got me thinking about place quite awhile ago.  Here is the quote –  ‘Do you think of your city as your habitat?’ Then last September, I participated in a webinar where Marilyn was introducing Integral City to Integral Without Borders. I wrote [...]

13 09, 2017

Finding the Right Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:34:51+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Alia Aurami   I loved Cherie's and [Anonymous] idea of the intuitive city walks, and that could be a great practice! The inquiry into “place” brings up two resonances in me. One is that I think each of us has "our right place" on the surface of Gaia, at a given time, [...]

13 09, 2017

Relationship to Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:35:37+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Cherie Beck Wow.   Thanks [Anonymous].  Your writing and inquiry has been calling to me … As you express “place” as the city, the city expresses itself (through me) as “place” via an impulse of human will to which I respond with Yes. What comes up in me, as we notice and [...]