24 07, 2018

Imagining Integral City Contributions to Designing Urban Ecovillages

By |2018-07-26T11:40:59+00:00July 24th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 2, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps|0 Comments

At the Global Ecovillage Network's  European Conference 2018, The Wisdom of Conscious Communities, Integral City was invited and inspired to join conversations about the emergence of Urban Ecovillages (UE). Definitions & Types GEN defines an ecovillage as a community that sustains and regenerates its social and natural environments. And Urban Ecovillage is such [...]

16 03, 2018

Integral City Reflective Organ – March 2018: Eco-Villages, Human Hives and Gaia’s Reflective Organs

By |2018-03-17T08:45:17+00:00March 16th, 2018|Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Newsletter, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spirituality, Uncategorized|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. I heard James Lovelock, author of the Gaia Hypothesis (that the Earth herself is a living system) postulate that the contribution that humans make to [...]

6 01, 2018

Integral City Reflective Organ – Winter 2017- 2018: Power to Move

By |2018-01-07T21:15:11+00:00January 6th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 2, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Classroom course, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, F. Training, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Newsletter, Placecaring, Placemaking, 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 Power.   The human hive has millions of stories of spiritual service – in many cities representing all the world’s religions. Once these diverse religious practices [...]

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

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 [...]

30 08, 2017

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

By |2017-08-30T13:45:16+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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 [...]

27 08, 2017

Renewal Steps to Creating City as Thriving, Innovation Ecosystem

By |2017-08-30T13:58:10+00:00August 27th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 2, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Cities that thrive operate as living systems designed for wellbeing as innovation ecosystems. Book 2 in our Integral City series outlines processes to achieve innovation and wellbeing impact through Placecaring and Placemaking in the ecosystem of the city. Those processes are grounded in Elisabet Sahtouris’ Principles of Living Systems. They give us a [...]

26 08, 2017

Living System Principles for Integral City Innovation Ecosystems

By |2017-08-30T13:59:09+00:00August 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 [...]