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 [...]

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 [...]

6 04, 2017

Integral City Reflective Organ – April 2017: Prototypes for a Planet of Integral Cities

By | 2017-05-17T21:30:57+00:00 April 6th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, F. Training, Inner, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Newsletter, Outer, Spirituality|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. The design for this Integral City prototype [of sustainable community development] places emphasis on the development of the people skills in sustainable communities because this [...]

29 12, 2016

Meshworkers of the Year Award 2016: Coalescing Future Cities Africa

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking|0 Comments

Morel Fourman and his organization Gaiasoft have been working with cities and nations, for over a decade, particularly in Africa designing and implementing an electronic platform that enables strategic positioning for organizations within cities and across cities in the same country or continent. Morel’s work has provided systematic foundation building to strengthen city systems and [...]

10 12, 2016

Recognize the Multiple Points of View at the Table

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 10th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence|3 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. In the fourth module of the course we moved from the voices we can use, to [...]

9 12, 2016

Express Your Message Clearly and Congruently

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 9th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Voices|3 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. In the third module of the course we turned from listening (in week 2) to expressing. [...]

21 09, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ September 2016: Celebrating City Renewal

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 September 21st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Newsletter|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. Renewal in the city depends on many of the capacities people have developed for adaptiveness to their environment. Renewal becomes possible because adaptiveness in the city [...]

17 09, 2016

What Month Should Celebrate City Day?

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 September 17th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

If I were going to choose a month to celebrate City Day, I would propose September. Why?  Because it is the start of Spring in the southern hemisphere and the start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. One season embraces new life and the other early harvest. Both seasons hold promise and natural impulses for celebration. [...]

16 09, 2016

Celebrating the City Has Evolutionary Impact

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 September 16th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

If we created City Day to celebrate our cities, this celebration would bring a focus to the value of the city to the majority of humans world-wide. It has the possibility of connecting silos, stovepipes and solitudes within the city. Regular city celebration would create a pattern of aligning diverse individual intentions to a celebratory purpose, [...]