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/
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 [...]

13 09, 2017

An Intuitive Walk through Amsterdam

By | 2017-09-13T21:36:57+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Anonymous Setting the scene I have taken a short holiday from my home in the country near Utrecht to stay in Amsterdam for a few days. Here are extracts from my journal of several of my experiences during that stay to intimately connect to Place. The night before. Many people per square meter. [...]

13 09, 2017

Finding Bearings about Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:38:11+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Ellen van Dongen I feel that I can find my bearings concerning ‘place’, now. It is connected to my Lifemaps work and Integral City. Place is part of Integral City’s Master Code. I am deeply touched and humbled by the importance and generative power of the Master Code. For me it is [...]

13 09, 2017

Integral City Community Practise Placecaring and Placemaking

By | 2017-09-13T21:40:40+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Our Integral City Core Team, Community of Practice (COP) has been convening Zoom conference calls about once per month for five years now. In between calls we are in frequent email exchange about our various projects and interests. After the recent publication of Book 2, the theme of “place” was provoked by Cherie Beck, sharing [...]

30 08, 2017

Cohering: Principles of Living Systems, Intelligences, Master Code, Innovation Ecosystems

By | 2017-08-30T13:45:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences|0 Comments

Practising the Principles of Living Systems with intention and attention in/with/as the Integral City reveals that they offer guidance for defining, strategizing and learning the lessons of sustainability and resilience in ways we still struggle to achieve. But translating the Principles into the injunctions of the Master Code produces the holarchy of expanding [...]

29 08, 2017

Master Code of CARE Arises from Living Systems Principles

By | 2017-08-30T13:55:45+00:00 August 29th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Spirituality|Comments Off on Master Code of CARE Arises from Living Systems Principles

The Master Code of CARE that lies at the heart of Integral City evolution arises from the Living Systems Principles shared by evolution biologist Elisabet Sahtouris. The paradox in Elisabet’s Principles is that they are not only biological, but are founded in the assumption that the universe is conscious. That means that the [...]

28 08, 2017

Integral City Intelligences Reflect Living System Principles

By | 2017-08-30T13:57:01+00:00 August 28th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

The 12 Intelligences of the Integral City can be directly connected to the Principles of Living Systems. This may not be surprising given the core influences of their creators. In the case of the 12 Intelligences, I was considering the evolution of the holarchy of human systems from individual, to family/collectives, to organizations, to [...]

27 08, 2017

Renewal Steps to Creating City as Thriving, Innovation Ecosystem

By | 2017-08-30T13:58:10+00:00 August 27th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 2, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Cities that thrive operate as living systems designed for wellbeing as innovation ecosystems. Book 2 in our Integral City series outlines processes to achieve innovation and wellbeing impact through Placecaring and Placemaking in the ecosystem of the city. Those processes are grounded in Elisabet Sahtouris’ Principles of Living Systems. They give us a [...]

26 08, 2017

Living System Principles for Integral City Innovation Ecosystems

By | 2017-08-30T13:59:09+00:00 August 26th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Placemaking|0 Comments

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist, has long been an inspiration to me and the framing of Integral City Intelligences, Voices, Inquiry and Action in Book 2 and Book 1. One of our initial mutual attractions was how we share a metaphor about living systems from 2 different but related perspectives. Elisabet describes the living [...]