10 05, 2018

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

By | 2018-05-10T05:17:44+00:00 May 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

Blessed Move-ablity

By | 2018-03-14T13:16:14+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

For those of us who pride ourselves on being effective change agents, movability is assumed to be easily attainable. But the ability to move can demand more that we may contemplate until we are in the midst of the move itself. Then I might hear myself saying, “I never realized moving would involve THIS!!” [...]

17 09, 2017

Placecaring and Placemaking for Sustainable Development Goals

By | 2017-09-19T14:07:36+00:00 September 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

How is Your City Your Habitat?

By | 2017-09-13T21:34:05+00:00 September 13th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Joan Arnott Beth Sander’s quote on her website initially got me thinking about place quite awhile ago.  Here is the quote –  ‘Do you think of your city as your habitat?’ Then last September, I participated in a webinar where Marilyn was introducing Integral City to Integral Without Borders. I wrote [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]