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

Finding the Right Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:34:51+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Alia Aurami   I loved Cherie's and [Anonymous] idea of the intuitive city walks, and that could be a great practice! The inquiry into “place” brings up two resonances in me. One is that I think each of us has "our right place" on the surface of Gaia, at a given time, [...]

13 09, 2017

An Intuitive Walk through Amsterdam

By | 2017-09-13T21:36:57+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Anonymous Setting the scene I have taken a short holiday from my home in the country near Utrecht to stay in Amsterdam for a few days. Here are extracts from my journal of several of my experiences during that stay to intimately connect to Place. The night before. Many people per square meter. [...]

13 09, 2017

Finding Bearings about Place

By | 2017-09-13T21:38:11+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Ellen van Dongen I feel that I can find my bearings concerning ‘place’, now. It is connected to my Lifemaps work and Integral City. Place is part of Integral City’s Master Code. I am deeply touched and humbled by the importance and generative power of the Master Code. For me it is [...]

28 08, 2017

Integral City Intelligences Reflect Living System Principles

By | 2017-08-30T13:57:01+00:00 August 28th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

The 12 Intelligences of the Integral City can be directly connected to the Principles of Living Systems. This may not be surprising given the core influences of their creators. In the case of the 12 Intelligences, I was considering the evolution of the holarchy of human systems from individual, to family/collectives, to organizations, to [...]

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 [...]