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21 09, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ September 2016: Celebrating City Renewal

By |September 21st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Newsletter|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. Renewal in the city depends on many of the capacities people have developed for adaptiveness to their environment. Renewal becomes possible because adaptiveness in the city [...]

17 09, 2016

What Month Should Celebrate City Day?

By |September 17th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

If I were going to choose a month to celebrate City Day, I would propose September. Why?  Because it is the start of Spring in the southern hemisphere and the start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. One season embraces new life and the other early harvest. Both seasons hold promise and natural impulses for celebration. [...]

16 09, 2016

Celebrating the City Has Evolutionary Impact

By |September 16th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

If we created City Day to celebrate our cities, this celebration would bring a focus to the value of the city to the majority of humans world-wide. It has the possibility of connecting silos, stovepipes and solitudes within the city. Regular city celebration would create a pattern of aligning diverse individual intentions to a celebratory purpose, [...]

15 09, 2016

City Organs on Parade

By |September 15th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Integral Maps, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Lovelock has proposed that humans are Gaia's reflective organ and I suggest that, in fact, individuals are cells in the cities who are the actual organs of a whole organ system now alive on Gaia.  So with those thoughts in mind, perhaps we are at the seminal moment for us humans to consider not just how we have [...]

14 09, 2016

Celebrate City as Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By |September 14th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Integral Maps, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

City of Organs Traditional Chinese medicine embraces a geography of the human body that reflects an energy flow model of the body, where energy cycles through the body organs along meridian pathways in daily rhythms. The Chinese refer to the body’s organs as “officials”. Map 1: 4 quadrant 8 level Map of City Organs [...]

11 09, 2016

City Day: Why Don’t We Celebrate the Most Complex Human System?

By |September 11th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|2 Comments

 Celebration MIA On this fifteenth anniversary of both the infamy and redress of New York’s 9/11 World Trade Center attack, I look around the world at the many days we set aside as celebrations and I am struck by a major omission. We celebrate the planet with Earth Day. Most nations celebrate a Nation Day [...]

1 09, 2016

Neo-Civics for a Neo-City?

By |September 1st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Voices|1 Comment

It looks like Neo-Cities are on the drawing boards – and even before Investor Boards. I wonder if the investors will consider similar aspects of investing in cities as they do in entrepreneurial start-ups? Especially the importance of the organizational team? In entrepreneurial ventures the quality of the people generally outweighs the most clever of [...]

31 08, 2016

What are Neo-Cities Forgetting?

By |August 31st, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Lifecycle|1 Comment

When I think about the Neo-Cities of Lifsitz and Musk I get quite excited. They seem to be really designed with the external requirements of the human hive in mind. But I also get really agitated. Because I wonder if they have considered any of the internal requirements of the human hive. Like the known [...]

30 08, 2016

Are Neo-Cities Human Hives?

By |August 30th, 2016|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry|1 Comment

I was intrigued to read recently about the Neo-Cities imagined by Yury Lifsitz. The concept seems very aligned to designing human hives. Bee - Human Hive - Tijmen Brozius By all accounts they design in many elements that give the city beauty, fitness to the environment and alignment with the intentions of the people who [...]

29 08, 2016

ZomBees versus Zombie Cities

By |August 29th, 2016|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

ZomBees? The Divine certainly has a sense of humour. Otherwise, I might not notice that in one week I read an article on the Zombie Cities in China – where the human hive has been built without a human to occupy them (yet) … and … An article on ZomBees – where the [...]