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/
1 06, 2017

Confessions of a Science of Cities Junky

By | 2017-06-02T21:17:22+00:00 June 1st, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 2, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Integral Maps, Lifecycle|Comments Off on Confessions of a Science of Cities Junky

Finally, a book on the science of cities!! Geoffrey West’s Scale explains the universal laws that govern cities and how growth, innovation, sustainability, companies and economies contribute to the patterns of city dynamics. Every couple of years a new book is published that corroborates key tenets that Integral City has framed for cities [...]

18 05, 2017

Integral City, Climate Change Inquiry, Action & Impact

By | 2017-05-19T14:42:47+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

​Jeannie Carlisle of Integral Publishers & Integral Leadership Review interviewed Marilyn Hamilton about her views on Climate Change and how the second book in the Integral City series, Integral City Inquiry & Impact: Designing Impact for the Human Hive could contribute to engaging the 4 +1 Voices of the City. JC: Could the [...]

9 05, 2017

Urban planners get new tool for building sustainable, smart cities

By | 2017-05-06T00:13:51+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, H. Research, Inquiry, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Marilyn Hamilton, renowned expert on integral city planning, and Integral Publishers release second book in the Integral City book series, a how-to guide for placemakers May 9, 2017--Vancouver, BC and Tuscon, AZ--Marilyn Hamilton, the foremost expert on integral city planning and Integral Publishers, the first publishing house dedicated to publishing works on integral, [...]

4 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-05-07T15:47:20+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Inquiry, Master Intelligence, Outer, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Imagine Durant has drafted a working Vision. They are at a stage where that Vision will continue to be refined and wordsmithed. But it captures enough of the intentions of the last 3 years of Dialogue that three strategic themes have emerged. 1.Learning & Growing Citizens through: Growing (participation) Educating (to world-class level) [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact Calls Forth Long Term Horizons

By | 2017-05-04T20:56:13+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

With a process and a project like Imagine Durant, collective impact calls forth civic engagement in the present. But it also calls for a picture of a longer-term impact. The Integral City Book 1 is dedicated to the 7th generation from now – a horizon line adapted from the First Nations peoples who invoke [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact is Inspired by Early Win like Nowa Oka Trail

By | 2017-05-07T15:52:49+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Inquiry, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|Comments Off on Collective Impact is Inspired by Early Win like Nowa Oka Trail

When Imagine Durant embarked on it first Thought Leader Dialogue with the 4 Voices on the topic of Economy & Community they discovered the power of the Early Win. From the explorations of what was working around here, what was not working and what people envisioned for the future, participants discovered a shared longing. [...]

4 05, 2017

Stories Bring Collective Impact Alive: Create an Outcome Feedback Loop

By | 2017-05-07T16:11:58+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Dialogue, H. Research, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

Designing for collective impact effectively means that Integral City teams are always paying attention to how we speak with one another. That is why we start off with agreements forms for Consent to Participate and guidelines for respectful dialogue. (We include the Guidelines for Respectful Dialogue with every Agenda and print them on the [...]

4 05, 2017

Integral City Designs for Collective Impact

By | 2017-05-07T16:13:45+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ego, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, H. Research, Inquiry, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

When Integral City works with a city like Durant, we design with a framework based on Values and the 4 Voices of the Human Hive. Our methodologies are designed around the principles for collective impact embedded in: Appreciative Inquiry Action Research The 4 Voices include the Citizens, Civil Society, Civic Managers and Business. [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Change: Roles of AQtivator & Integrator

By | 2017-05-07T16:14:48+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Voices|0 Comments

When a city accepts an Integral City proposal we seal our agreement with a contract. As team leader, I consider my role as AQtivator to be both a catalyst whose main job is to develop capacities for both Placecaring and Placemaking in the human hive and an aligner of the capacities with resources to [...]

4 05, 2017

What is Your Role in the Human Hive?

By | 2017-05-04T20:49:19+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

One of the most beautiful opportunities that Durant offers is that it is what the astrophysicists (who are looking for earth-like planets in the universe) call a “Goldilocks” size. Durant is just the right size to be able to work with the whole city system in the room – not too big and not [...]