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 [...]

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 [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact Aligns Strategic Planning with Placecaring & Placemaking KSF’s

By | 2017-05-07T15:47:20+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Inquiry, Master Intelligence, Outer, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Imagine Durant has drafted a working Vision. They are at a stage where that Vision will continue to be refined and wordsmithed. But it captures enough of the intentions of the last 3 years of Dialogue that three strategic themes have emerged. 1.Learning & Growing Citizens through: Growing (participation) Educating (to world-class level) [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact Calls Forth Long Term Horizons

By | 2017-05-04T20:56:13+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

With a process and a project like Imagine Durant, collective impact calls forth civic engagement in the present. But it also calls for a picture of a longer-term impact. The Integral City Book 1 is dedicated to the 7th generation from now – a horizon line adapted from the First Nations peoples who invoke [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact is Inspired by Early Win like Nowa Oka Trail

By | 2017-05-07T15:52:49+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Inquiry, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|Comments Off on Collective Impact is Inspired by Early Win like Nowa Oka Trail

When Imagine Durant embarked on it first Thought Leader Dialogue with the 4 Voices on the topic of Economy & Community they discovered the power of the Early Win. From the explorations of what was working around here, what was not working and what people envisioned for the future, participants discovered a shared longing. [...]

7 03, 2017

Adapt: Re-calibrate. Re-story. Re-work. Re-act. Swarm

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

If the first injunction of aliveness is to survive, the second is to “connect with my environment”. Survival may seem like a one-person job, but that is mere illusion – for I survive in an ecology of relationships, actions, structures and infrastructures and nature herself. This “I/me/mine” depends on right behaviours, responding to cultures and [...]

29 12, 2016

Meshworkers of the Year Award 2016: Coalescing Future Cities Africa

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking|0 Comments

Morel Fourman and his organization Gaiasoft have been working with cities and nations, for over a decade, particularly in Africa designing and implementing an electronic platform that enables strategic positioning for organizations within cities and across cities in the same country or continent. Morel’s work has provided systematic foundation building to strengthen city systems and [...]

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 [...]