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

Confessions of a Science of Cities Junky

By | 2017-06-02T21:17:22+00:00 June 1st, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 2, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Integral Maps, Lifecycle|Comments Off on Confessions of a Science of Cities Junky

Finally, a book on the science of cities!! Geoffrey West’s Scale explains the universal laws that govern cities and how growth, innovation, sustainability, companies and economies contribute to the patterns of city dynamics. Every couple of years a new book is published that corroborates key tenets that Integral City has framed for cities [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact Calls Forth Long Term Horizons

By | 2017-05-04T20:56:13+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

With a process and a project like Imagine Durant, collective impact calls forth civic engagement in the present. But it also calls for a picture of a longer-term impact. The Integral City Book 1 is dedicated to the 7th generation from now – a horizon line adapted from the First Nations peoples who invoke [...]

7 03, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

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 and [...]

8 12, 2016

Listen Intently and Actively

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 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 | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 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 beyond [...]

18 12, 2015

Je Suis COP21 – Paris Creates Climate for Change

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:20+00:00 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 | 2017-04-07T02:57:20+00:00 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 | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 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 | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 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 [...]