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30 08, 2016

Are Neo-Cities Human Hives?

By |August 30th, 2016|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry|0 Comments

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 [...]

26 08, 2016

Burtynsky and Caemerrer Photographs Haunt Cities

By |August 26th, 2016|Building - Structures, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

The hauntingly beautiful photographs by Caemerrer of China’s new – but empty – cities reminded me of Burtynsky’s photographs of industrial over-reach. Burtynsky Shipyard Burtynsky has recorded the disasters of the Modern industrial revolution in the form of photographs that display the patterns and textures of its very demise. But even in the [...]

25 08, 2016

China Why Not House the Refugees in your Empty New Cities?

By |August 25th, 2016|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Master Intelligence|2 Comments

The sight of China’s empty cities prompted colleague, Anne-Marie Voorhoeve to ask – “Why not house the refugees here?” What a logical question – that provides a solution in one country (China) to a problem in another country (Syria). Even if China were a democratic country, like the USA, housing refugees is a problématique that does [...]

23 08, 2016

Building a [City] Bridge Without Walking on It

By |August 23rd, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM|3 Comments

China has built a string of new cities, ostensibly to house the rural poor who will be moved into cities in the next decade. Photo by Caemmerer Not waiting for those people to over-populate and add to the slums of existing cities, China has taken a preventative measure of building whole new cities to [...]

21 08, 2016

A City Without People is not a City

By |August 21st, 2016|Building - Structures, Inner, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|4 Comments

A series of articles on China’s empty cities triggers a series of Integral City thought capsules and thought experiments. China Ghost City , Photographed by Caemmerer According to a Wired article, China has built 100's of cities to house millions of people over the next 20 years. Today they stand empty. No people in [...]

20 07, 2016

What Part of the Master Code is Not Working for the Human Hive?

By |July 20th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|1 Comment

Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels,  Ferguson, Nice, Orlando, Dallas, Lahore, Baton Rouge, Istanbul. The world’s cities seem threatened from within and without. When Integral City sponsored the Online Webinar 2012, we learned the five major threats that all cities faced were: climate, energy, water, food and finance. Since then we have added a sixth threat that [...]

1 07, 2016

You Wanted Me Back!

By |July 1st, 2016|Integral Maps, Lifecycle|0 Comments

by Marilyn Hamilton Tribute to my MLA , Darryl Plecas, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors BC Keynote Speaker at Canada Day Lunch   Canada geese fly across blue sky Leaders (like MLA’s) taking turns Northern lights as bright and iridescent as our multi- Culturism C2C2C2SKY2C2SHINING C Song for Canada. Unity Freedom Healing Generations Incense to this place [...]

28 06, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ June 2016: Catalysts for Change in a VUCA World

By |June 28th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, 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 People.. With all the stress, tension and terrorism in the world, it is ironic to consider that cities could not exist if some minimum level of acceptance or [...]

24 06, 2016

Brexit Leave Vote=Gift of Death – Note from NL

By |June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle|0 Comments

My friend, Lisette Schuitemaker, another Center for Human Emergence Global member from the Netherlands writes to us on Brexit.   Dear all, and most of all dear Ian (who wrote this message) and Jon [residents of UK], What a turn of events - what a dramatic way of disengaging with the EU-project - feels like [...]