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 – [...]

30 08, 2017

Cohering: Principles of Living Systems, Intelligences, Master Code, Innovation Ecosystems

By | 2017-08-30T13:45:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences|0 Comments

Practising the Principles of Living Systems with intention and attention in/with/as the Integral City reveals that they offer guidance for defining, strategizing and learning the lessons of sustainability and resilience in ways we still struggle to achieve. But translating the Principles into the injunctions of the Master Code produces the holarchy of expanding [...]

29 08, 2017

Master Code of CARE Arises from Living Systems Principles

By | 2017-08-30T13:55:45+00:00 August 29th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Spirituality|Comments Off on Master Code of CARE Arises from Living Systems Principles

The Master Code of CARE that lies at the heart of Integral City evolution arises from the Living Systems Principles shared by evolution biologist Elisabet Sahtouris. The paradox in Elisabet’s Principles is that they are not only biological, but are founded in the assumption that the universe is conscious. That means that the [...]

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 [...]

26 08, 2017

Living System Principles for Integral City Innovation Ecosystems

By | 2017-08-30T13:59:09+00:00 August 26th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Placemaking|0 Comments

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist, has long been an inspiration to me and the framing of Integral City Intelligences, Voices, Inquiry and Action in Book 2 and Book 1. One of our initial mutual attractions was how we share a metaphor about living systems from 2 different but related perspectives. Elisabet describes the living [...]

31 07, 2017

Cohering the Integral City We-Space: A Resource for Catalyzing Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By | 2017-07-31T00:08:26+00:00 July 31st, 2017|B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Cohering the Integral We-Space: Engaging Collective Emergence, Wisdom & Healing in Groups is a new resource with potential to catalyze the emergence of Integral Cities. The book is an edited volume (by editors Olen Gunnlaugson and Michael Brabant) that reveals the leading edges of We-Space through the lenses of integrally informed practitioners located in [...]

28 06, 2017

Living Cities Russia – Interview with Co-Founder Lev Gordon

By | 2017-06-30T00:04:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, F. Training, Global/Worldcentric, Inner, Outer|Comments Off on Living Cities Russia – Interview with Co-Founder Lev Gordon

Integral City sat down in June, 2017, with Lev Gordon on his recent visit to North America. We got the "inside scoop" from Lev on how he and his colleagues had transformed the Urbanfest 2014, featuring Integral City with other urban experts, into a Living Cities Association that stretches from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg. [...]

2 06, 2017

From Holons to Social Holons in a Science of Integral Cities

By | 2017-06-02T21:39:20+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

18 years ago, I read Ken Wilber’s Sex, Ecology & Spirituality, which introduced me to the Integral model. This book changed my life. In the short term, it provided a unifying framework that enabled me to make sense of the data in my dissertation that was focused on: learning and leadership in self-organizing online [...]

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 [...]