18 09, 2018

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2018: Wholing, Including, Emerging, Evolving

By |2018-09-18T13:11:01+00:00September 18th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Building - Structures, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Newsletter, Storytelling - Cultures|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. It should be noted that, at the same time as this [Integral City 4 quadrant] framework has evolved, a number of other city specialists have [...]

25 07, 2018

Ecovillage Youth & Elders Explore 6 Questions

By |2018-07-26T11:29:36+00:00July 25th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

One of the tensions most cities face is how to create the conditions for multiple generations to speak together. In an Ecovillage which is at a smaller scale of “human hive” than a city, the generational tensions can seem even more intense, because people are closer together in time and space on an everyday [...]

3 06, 2018

Integral City – Enemy or Ally of Evolution?

By |2018-06-03T21:11:19+00:00June 3rd, 2018|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Allies of Evolution was the theme of Integral Europe Conference 2018. Integral City presented with a focus on Placecaring and Placemaking in the Human Hive. I We used our valuable time to build a bridge for the audience. We took them from a widely held misconception that cities are enemies of evolution to [...]

21 02, 2018

Moving: an AQAL Affair

By |2018-03-03T16:30:43+00:00February 21st, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Householder Dharma, Integral Maps|0 Comments

Moving – Stilling – Repeating – that is the simple recipe for motility of the most basic cellular forms that started life on earth. Much of my earlier life was impacted by moving schools, cities, neighbourhoods, companies, sectors and communities. Only in the last 3 decades have I enjoyed the stability of living [...]

11 10, 2017

A Realistic (Holistic) Approach to Climate Mitigation

By |2017-10-09T18:40:33+00:00October 11th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, climate, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, H. Research, Integral Maps|0 Comments

by Guest Blogger, Graeme Taylor Graeme writes: At this time, most climate researchers are only using a limited range of futures approaches: for example, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) future scenarios have been developed primarily with empirical predictive methods that extrapolate trends. These seriously underestimate the risk of nonlinear developments and critical failures. This article [...]

10 10, 2017

A Tale of Cities & Cells: Our Human Evolutionary Agenda

By |2017-10-09T18:41:26+00:00October 10th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Integral Maps, Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Guest Blogger Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD evolution biologist and futurist, Advisor to Integral City. Elisabet notes the visual similarities of naturally evolved biological cells and cities with long histories, and makes an actual comparison of the two as complex adaptive living entities in evolution. She concludes that cities have greater evolutionary potential for leading us into [...]

18 09, 2017

New Urban Crisis – Plurality Analysis Needs Wholistic Integral City Frame

By |2017-09-19T14:16:29+00:00September 18th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Professor of Cities, Richard Florida has reconsidered the consequences of cities pursuing the creative class as a desirable strategy for their success (subject of his book The Rise of the Creative Class). In his new book The New Urban Crisis: How our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – [...]

13 09, 2017

From Home Base to New Place and Back Again

By |2017-09-13T21:30:49+00:00September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Beth Sanders My two teenagers and I just had a wonderful 7263km trip across Canada (and northern USA) to Toronto and back to Edmonton. My daughter is super excited about being in her new city of Toronto where she is entering first year university. My son [who was our fearless navigator] [...]

28 08, 2017

Integral City Intelligences Reflect Living System Principles

By |2017-08-30T13:57:01+00:00August 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 [...]