29 12, 2016

Meshworkers of the Year Award 2016: Coalescing Future Cities Africa

By |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 |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 |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 |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 |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 |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, [...]

15 09, 2016

City Organs on Parade

By |September 15th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Integral Maps, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

Lovelock has proposed that humans are Gaia's reflective organ and I suggest that, in fact, individuals are cells in the cities who are the actual organs of a whole organ system now alive on Gaia.  So with those thoughts in mind, perhaps we are at the seminal moment for us humans to consider not just how we have [...]

14 09, 2016

Celebrate City as Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By |September 14th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Integral Maps, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

City of Organs Traditional Chinese medicine embraces a geography of the human body that reflects an energy flow model of the body, where energy cycles through the body organs along meridian pathways in daily rhythms. The Chinese refer to the body’s organs as “officials”. Map 1: 4 quadrant 8 level Map of City Organs [...]

11 09, 2016

City Day: Why Don’t We Celebrate the Most Complex Human System?

By |September 11th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|2 Comments

 Celebration MIA On this fifteenth anniversary of both the infamy and redress of New York’s 9/11 World Trade Center attack, I look around the world at the many days we set aside as celebrations and I am struck by a major omission. We celebrate the planet with Earth Day. Most nations celebrate a Nation Day [...]

1 07, 2016

You Wanted Me Back!

By |July 1st, 2016|Integral Maps, Lifecycle|0 Comments

by Marilyn Hamilton Tribute to my MLA , Darryl Plecas, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors BC Keynote Speaker at Canada Day Lunch   Canada geese fly across blue sky Leaders (like MLA’s) taking turns Northern lights as bright and iridescent as our multi- Culturism C2C2C2SKY2C2SHINING C Song for Canada. Unity Freedom Healing Generations Incense to this place [...]