10 05, 2018

Integral City 4.0 Co-Creating the Future of Cities Now – An Update from Findhorn

By |2018-05-10T05:17:44+00:00May 10th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

Our Integral City 4.0 project brought together 16 participants from around the world - Australia, Russia, Spain, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Canada. The intention of the 3.5-day workshop was Co-creating the Future of Cities Now through Placecaring and Placemaking. We explored experientially key maps from the Integral City framework - the Integral map of [...]

3 03, 2018

Right Move vs Next Move Overview

By |2018-03-14T13:20:25+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Action, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Meshworking, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Right Move vs Next Move Overview

I am at the stage of my move from Canada to Scotland, where small doubts, hidden concerns and niggling worries creep into my daily thoughts. I wonder (privately to myself), “Did I make the right move?” Of course, it is too early to tell. I just have to trust the process of following [...]

3 03, 2018

Moving Recalibrates Place Making & Place Caring

By |2018-03-14T13:13:46+00:00March 3rd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry|0 Comments

Place Making As I set up a new home here in Findhorn Scotland, I notice the actions it takes to make a place comfortable, workable, effective, functional. It tends to focus on the physical container, the artefacts that equip and furnish it, the operational systems we so often take for granted (heat, light, power, [...]

4 01, 2018

Integral Cities of the Year 2017: 3 Russian City Associations

By |2018-01-05T22:26:59+00:00January 4th, 2018|Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Learning Lhabitat, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

Monocities. Living Cities. Integrated City. I encountered all those associations and descriptions of city activity in my visit to Russia in November 2017. It was amazing to see the impact that Integral City´s frameworks, toolkits and books were having after my visit to Urbanfest in 2014 when Book 1 (Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for [...]

4 01, 2018

Meshworkers of the Year Award 2017– Hub CoEvolució Reus, Catalonia, Spain

By |2018-01-06T16:01:03+00:00January 4th, 2018|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Dialogue, Inquiry, Learning Lhabitat, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Voices|1 Comment

Hub CoEvolució engaged with the 4+1 Voices of the cities of Reus and Tarragona in Catalonia Spain to co-create an International Congress on Integral Cities. They set out to transform the world through cities by bringing together people from “here, near and far”.   A healthy city is the one that continually creates and [...]

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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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] [...]