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 [...]

23 06, 2015

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

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

19 03, 2015

Cities are Evolving Climate Story

By |2017-04-07T02:57:22+00:00March 19th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, climate, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Meshworking|0 Comments

Humans and the cities we have created are permanently locked into a never-ending learning cycle, to create ever more complex adaptations to protect increasingly more complex cities. In the Integral City 2.0 Online Conference (2012), five critical threats to human populations in cities were identified: climate, energy, water, food and finance (Hamilton et al., 2013; [...]

8 05, 2012

Hello Human Hive: Welcome Emergent World

By |2017-04-07T02:57:33+00:00May 8th, 2012|climate, Emergence|0 Comments

Emergent Intelligence is the intelligence that drives resilience. This gives the city the qualities of aliveness: it not only survives, but it adapts and regenerates. This intelligence enables the city to emerge as the  bio-psycho-cultural-social behaviors, intentions, relationships and systems of its citizens interact with the environment they co-create as well as the eco-regional environment [...]

14 02, 2011

Integral City Intelligences for Sustainable City Class

By |2017-04-07T02:57:39+00:00February 14th, 2011|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, climate, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

I spent last week at Royal Roads University delivering the first Residency of the Sustainability Graduate Certificate. Ten students from across Canada provided a rigorous proving ground for the Integral City approach to sustainability. Using the Integral City Compass to prove the design with three leverage points, here is what we did. Integral City Compass   [...]

30 11, 2010

Sense in the City News Update November 2010

By |2017-04-07T02:57:42+00:00November 30th, 2010|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, climate, Global/Worldcentric|0 Comments

November Greetings, Integral City-zens and Friends of Integral City   Today's Integral City Sparkie for the City Brain : … a tension in favor of the values and behavior that are most coherent with the current life conditions will tend to be maintained. The flip side of this behavior is that the dominant culture will protect itself against [...]

8 09, 2010

Australia, Minority Governments and What the Human Hive is Saying About Eco-Regions

By |2017-04-07T02:57:42+00:00September 8th, 2010|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, climate, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Ego, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|3 Comments

I have been watching the outcome (or not?) of the recent Australian election with some interest. I have been thinking about swarming (as in what can we learn from the bees when they swarm?). My bee sources (books, articles, movies) tell me that the swarming process is a kind of hive decision. That when it [...]

17 12, 2009

Who is at Climate Talks and What Do They Seek?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:43+00:00December 17th, 2009|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, climate, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Level 7 Yellow, Level 8 Turquoise, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This article published early in December 2009, reveals the biases of the voting blocks at Copenhagen, based on their emissions, GDP and % of world population. The spectrum of intelligences hidden inside these numbers does not reveal who the complex thinkers are in each block -- those people who can think at a geo-centric level and [...]

16 11, 2009

Jim Garrison and Emilia Queiroga Announce Brazil Climate Change Commitments

By |2017-04-07T02:57:44+00:00November 16th, 2009|A. Contexting Intelligences, climate, Ecosphere|0 Comments

This is just in from State of World Forum Leaders on Brazilian commitment to gold standard of climate change: BRAZIL AS CLIMATE LEADER – DO THE MATH As the world prepares for Copenhagen, there is a vacuum in climate leadership, which Brazil has just filled. The combination of its commitment to reduce Amazonian deforestation by [...]

21 05, 2009

Are Forbes 10 Best Places the Most Eco-Sustainable?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:44+00:00May 21st, 2009|A. Contexting Intelligences, climate, Ecosphere|0 Comments

Forbes has just published an interesting list of the 10 Best Places to Live. Below is how they describe their criteria and selection process.  It is interesting to contemplate whether "Best Places" can measure up to "most sustainable places".  It strikes me that these are beautiful and inspiring places, and I wonder if they are economically [...]