6 04, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-09T21:58:58+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 [...]

8 12, 2016

Listen Intently and Actively

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 8th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Inquiry, Outer|2 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. Our second instruction of this course focused on listening intently and actively. We were surprised that [...]

15 09, 2016

City Organs on Parade

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 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 | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 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 [...]

23 12, 2015

Integral City Reflective Organ – December 2015: Inner Power, Outer Climate

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:20+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, F. Training, Inner, Inquiry, Meshworking, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|2 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 Power. The reality of the (modern) city is that the issues of consciousness, intention and responsibility are the gateways of understanding, preventing and transforming material challenges because the [...]

21 07, 2015

Householder Dharma: The Best Exotic Qualities of Home

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:20+00:00 July 21st, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Householder Dharma, Inner, Outer, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Travel broadens the mind. And when we can’t do it in reality, a good movie or documentary can open perspectives and even create a longing to visit more exotic places in far reaches of the world. But with a little imagination we can bring a new appreciation for the beauty goodness and truth that surround [...]

23 06, 2015

Integral City Reflective Organ – June Solstice 2015 – Pope, Planet of Integral Cities, People, Playgrounds

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, climate, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Householder Dharma, Inner, Master Intelligence, Newsletter, Outer|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 People. International developer Gail Hochachka proposes that people’s feelings, beliefs and worldviews affect how they are ready and willing to participate in sustainable behaviors (2005, p. 1). Moreover, she [...]

8 04, 2015

Integral City Intelligences Build on Generative Change

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 April 8th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

When Integral City is asked to work with cities, inevitably the invitation comes from leaders who have in mind the wellbeing of their city. Integral City Compass Tam Lundy’s leadership tip (offered in Integral Leadership Review – Canada Issue offered a Leadership Tip on Generative Change) explains this impulse in terms of the desire of [...]

6 11, 2014

Remembering the Harms

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:23+00:00 November 6th, 2014|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Inner, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|5 Comments

When I think about harm, I am generally trying to ward off the harm others or circumstances might do to me.   World Peace Flame The human species has evolved through a continuous onslaught of external threats from the natural world that have taught us to avoid, remove, reduce or prevent harm in [...]