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/
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 [...]

31 07, 2017

Cohering the Integral City We-Space: A Resource for Catalyzing Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By | 2017-07-31T00:08:26+00:00 July 31st, 2017|B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Cohering the Integral We-Space: Engaging Collective Emergence, Wisdom & Healing in Groups is a new resource with potential to catalyze the emergence of Integral Cities. The book is an edited volume (by editors Olen Gunnlaugson and Michael Brabant) that reveals the leading edges of We-Space through the lenses of integrally informed practitioners located in [...]

4 07, 2017

Engaging Change through Whole-self and Whole-systems Exploration

By | 2017-07-04T21:26:25+00:00 July 4th, 2017|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Knowing Field, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

In this article, Guest Blogger and Integral City Lead Constellator, Diana Claire Douglas provides an overview of Systemic Constellation Work (SCW), an approach that enables stakeholders to effectively engage in systems change.  Douglas explores opportunities where SCW can be used to enhance Collective Impact efforts and highlights examples of community change to illustrate this [...]

28 06, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-28T19:38:09+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Book 2, Emergence, Integral Maps, Newsletter, Placecaring, Placemaking|Comments Off on Integral City Reflective Organ – June Solstice 2017: Optimizing Collective Intelligence, Inquiry & Impact

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 People.   Human social structures create energetic fields whose effects can be measured. At the moment, those measures are rather primitive—for example, we can measure the [...]

28 06, 2017

Living Cities Russia – Interview with Co-Founder Lev Gordon

By | 2017-06-30T00:04:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, F. Training, Global/Worldcentric, Inner, Outer|Comments Off on Living Cities Russia – Interview with Co-Founder Lev Gordon

Integral City sat down in June, 2017, with Lev Gordon on his recent visit to North America. We got the "inside scoop" from Lev on how he and his colleagues had transformed the Urbanfest 2014, featuring Integral City with other urban experts, into a Living Cities Association that stretches from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg. [...]

7 06, 2017

Making Sense of Trump’s Exit from the Paris Accord

By | 2017-06-08T23:52:55+00:00 June 7th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences|0 Comments

Integral City welcomes this Guest Blog by Gail Hochachka, Co-Founder of Integral Without Borders (which now includes Integral City on its Board of Directors).  Gail offers interesting and relevant framing of international affairs, where the 4+1 Voices of  the City can take positions that step around national politics and choose to speak and act on behalf of [...]

2 06, 2017

From Holons to Social Holons in a Science of Integral Cities

By | 2017-06-02T21:39:20+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

18 years ago, I read Ken Wilber’s Sex, Ecology & Spirituality, which introduced me to the Integral model. This book changed my life. In the short term, it provided a unifying framework that enabled me to make sense of the data in my dissertation that was focused on: learning and leadership in self-organizing online [...]