11 10, 2017

A Realistic (Holistic) Approach to Climate Mitigation

By | 2017-10-09T18:40:33+00:00 October 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 [...]

10 10, 2017

A Tale of Cities & Cells: Our Human Evolutionary Agenda

By | 2017-10-09T18:41:26+00:00 October 10th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Integral Maps, Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Guest Blogger Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD evolution biologist and futurist, Advisor to Integral City. Elisabet notes the visual similarities of naturally evolved biological cells and cities with long histories, and makes an actual comparison of the two as complex adaptive living entities in evolution. She concludes that cities have greater evolutionary potential for leading us into [...]

19 09, 2017

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2017: Architecting Around Crisis & Sustainability to Aliveness in the Human Hive

By | 2017-09-20T18:12:45+00:00 September 19th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Global/Worldcentric, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Knowing Field, Newsletter, Placecaring, Placemaking|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. What inspires you about your place? How do you define place? What qualities of the place(s) you love makes you feel FULLY ALIVE? Do you agree [...]

18 09, 2017

New Urban Crisis – Plurality Analysis Needs Wholistic Integral City Frame

By | 2017-09-19T14:16:29+00:00 September 18th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Professor of Cities, Richard Florida has reconsidered the consequences of cities pursuing the creative class as a desirable strategy for their success (subject of his book The Rise of the Creative Class). In his new book The New Urban Crisis: How our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – [...]

18 09, 2017

Beyond Sustainable Development to Living Fully Alive

By | 2017-09-18T18:01:52+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spirituality|4 Comments

As a radical optimist called to consider the purpose and value of the city, I have usually found the whole approach to sustainable development somewhat limiting (see previous article). The assumption which most inspires me about the city is one I learned from James Lovelock, author of the Gaia hypothesis.  Despite all the shortcomings [...]

17 09, 2017

Placecaring and Placemaking for Sustainable Development Goals

By | 2017-09-19T14:07:36+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has just released its first report on US Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index 2017. The report ranks US cities against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be attained by 2030 as adopted by the UN in 2015. SDG Goal 11 was to create resilient, inclusive and sustainable [...]

13 09, 2017

From Home Base to New Place and Back Again

By | 2017-09-13T21:30:49+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Beth Sanders My two teenagers and I just had a wonderful 7263km trip across Canada (and northern USA) to Toronto and back to Edmonton. My daughter is super excited about being in her new city of Toronto where she is entering first year university. My son [who was our fearless navigator] [...]

13 09, 2017

Post Script: Sorting into Birth Order as Right Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:32:06+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Guest blogger: Anne-Marie Voorhoeve Remembering when Diana Claire visited the Netherlands last year she stayed with my mum (in the same village as me). We were looking at a row of family photos. They sorted by the direction that people were looking in the portraits. Really all muddled up, in the sequence of their [...]

13 09, 2017

Searching for our Right Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:33:12+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Emergence, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Diana Claire Douglas Basic teachings of Systemic Constellation Work include the “natural orders” of belonging, balance and rank, based on living system principles. These are called “Orders of Love” in family constellations.  Finding and being in one’s right place comes when each of these orders are satisfied. And we do this starting with [...]

13 09, 2017

How is Your City Your Habitat?

By | 2017-09-13T21:34:05+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Joan Arnott Beth Sander’s quote on her website initially got me thinking about place quite awhile ago.  Here is the quote –  ‘Do you think of your city as your habitat?’ Then last September, I participated in a webinar where Marilyn was introducing Integral City to Integral Without Borders. I wrote [...]