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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 [...]

2 06, 2017

Why the Science of Cities Must Include Subjective and Intersubjective Data Along With Objective and Interobjective Data

By | 2017-06-02T19:38:22+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inner, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

After reading Scale by Geoffrey West, I am deeply impressed by his research, even though it appears that I have some fundamental disagreement with some of his conclusions. West argues for a framework of scaling cities (and other complex adaptive systems) that includes four core properties. His treatise is to my sensibilities so [...]

1 06, 2017

Comparing Integral City & Scale – Fractal Patterns

By | 2017-06-02T21:22:19+00:00 June 1st, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research|0 Comments

I have been following the work of Geoffrey West through the scholarly articles that have been sent my way, by Integral City readers who could see the application of his research to the frameworks, patterns and dynamics I had described in Book 1, (Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive) and applied in [...]