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 [...]

21 09, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ September 2016: Celebrating City Renewal

By |2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00September 21st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Newsletter|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. Renewal in the city depends on many of the capacities people have developed for adaptiveness to their environment. Renewal becomes possible because adaptiveness in the city [...]

17 09, 2016

What Month Should Celebrate City Day?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 17th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

If I were going to choose a month to celebrate City Day, I would propose September. Why?  Because it is the start of Spring in the southern hemisphere and the start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. One season embraces new life and the other early harvest. Both seasons hold promise and natural impulses for celebration. [...]

16 09, 2016

Celebrating the City Has Evolutionary Impact

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 16th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

If we created City Day to celebrate our cities, this celebration would bring a focus to the value of the city to the majority of humans world-wide. It has the possibility of connecting silos, stovepipes and solitudes within the city. Regular city celebration would create a pattern of aligning diverse individual intentions to a celebratory purpose, [...]

15 09, 2016

City Organs on Parade

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

11 09, 2016

City Day: Why Don’t We Celebrate the Most Complex Human System?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 11th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|2 Comments

 Celebration MIA On this fifteenth anniversary of both the infamy and redress of New York’s 9/11 World Trade Center attack, I look around the world at the many days we set aside as celebrations and I am struck by a major omission. We celebrate the planet with Earth Day. Most nations celebrate a Nation Day [...]

28 06, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ June 2016: Catalysts for Change in a VUCA World

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00June 28th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Newsletter|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.. With all the stress, tension and terrorism in the world, it is ironic to consider that cities could not exist if some minimum level of acceptance or [...]

24 06, 2016

Brexit Needs Guidance from the Edge of Inside

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Level 7 Yellow|2 Comments

"When people are afraid or defensive, they have no tolerance for the person at the edge of inside. They want purity, rigid loyalty and lock step unity. But now more than ever we need people who have the courage to live on the edge of inside, who love their parties and organizations so much that [...]

15 04, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00April 15th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Level 7 Yellow, Newsletter|0 Comments

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View This newletter 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 chance to stretch my imagination for the value of Integral City beyond [...]