7 03, 2017

Adapt: Re-calibrate. Re-story. Re-work. Re-act. Swarm

By |March 7th, 2017|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

If the first injunction of aliveness is to survive, the second is to “connect with my environment”. Survival may seem like a one-person job, but that is mere illusion – for I survive in an ecology of relationships, actions, structures and infrastructures and nature herself. This “I/me/mine” depends on right behaviours, responding to cultures [...]

8 12, 2016

Listen Intently and Actively

By |December 8th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Inquiry, Outer|2 Comments

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. Our second instruction of this course focused on listening intently and actively. We were surprised that [...]

15 04, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View

By |April 15th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Level 7 Yellow, Newsletter|0 Comments

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View This newletter 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 Planet. The chance to stretch my imagination for the value of Integral City [...]

18 12, 2015

Je Suis COP21 – Paris Creates Climate for Change

By |December 18th, 2015|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Master Intelligence|2 Comments

Is it amazing that 195 nations were able to draft an agreement for Climate Change in Paris last week? Euphoria, celebrations and emotional highs marked the conclusion of the gathering. COP21 had been a long time coming with holdouts, recriminations and resistances marking its predecessor gatherings and the planning for this event. But I wonder [...]

17 12, 2015

Je Suis Paris

By |December 17th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Ecosphere, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|3 Comments

I have been mesmerized into muteness regarding Paris since the November 13 attacks. Je Suis Paris A strange sensation like holding my breath has overtaken me – a kind of numbness and muteness. Writing has happened only in my head – and even then without much coherence. Funny, since I was impelled to [...]

1 07, 2015

Celebrating Canada’s 4 Quadrant Leaders on Canada Day

By |July 1st, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, H. Research, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to flash the fireworks of July 1 onto the 4 Quadrants of Canada's cohort of Integral Leaders? ©2014 Aboriginal Nations Education, Greater Victoria School Board, BC, CanadaArtist Jamin ZurowskiBear/UL. Wolf /LL. Raven/UR. Salmon/LR.This Totem is a Gift used with permission on this Canada Issue. Please do reproduce without [...]

23 06, 2015

Integral City Reflective Organ – June Solstice 2015 – Pope, Planet of Integral Cities, People, Playgrounds

By |June 23rd, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, climate, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Householder Dharma, Inner, Master Intelligence, Newsletter, Outer|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. International developer Gail Hochachka proposes that people’s feelings, beliefs and worldviews affect how they are ready and willing to participate in sustainable behaviors (2005, p. 1). Moreover, she [...]

20 06, 2015

Householder Dharma: Fifty Shades of Green Make Walking Delightful

By |June 20th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, Building - Structures, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Ecosphere, Householder Dharma|1 Comment

Make walking delightful! That was the advice of the city planners who visited Abbotsford, BC in February as part of the Abbotsforward City Planning Strategy. Their argument was that walking benefitted both individual health and city wellbeing. (Studies show that walking is the single most health producing activity we can practise.) 50 Shades of [...]

8 04, 2015

Integral City Intelligences Build on Generative Change

By |April 8th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

When Integral City is asked to work with cities, inevitably the invitation comes from leaders who have in mind the wellbeing of their city. Integral City Compass Tam Lundy’s leadership tip (offered in Integral Leadership Review – Canada Issue offered a Leadership Tip on Generative Change) explains this impulse in terms of the desire of [...]

22 03, 2015

Integral City Reflective Organ – March Equinox 2015: Signs & Wonders of Planetary Shifts

By |March 22nd, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Ecosphere, Emergence, Integral Maps, Meshworking, 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 Planet. Popular wisdom urges us to examine human behavior so that the quality of human life can be improved. We focus on overpopulation, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions [...]