11 10, 2017

A Realistic (Holistic) Approach to Climate Mitigation

By | 2017-10-09T18:40:33+00:00 October 11th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, climate, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, H. Research, Integral Maps|0 Comments

by Guest Blogger, Graeme Taylor Graeme writes: At this time, most climate researchers are only using a limited range of futures approaches: for example, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) future scenarios have been developed primarily with empirical predictive methods that extrapolate trends. These seriously underestimate the risk of nonlinear developments and critical failures. This article [...]

18 09, 2017

Beyond Sustainable Development to Living Fully Alive

By | 2017-09-18T18:01:52+00:00 September 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+00:00 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 [...]

30 08, 2017

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

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

27 08, 2017

Renewal Steps to Creating City as Thriving, Innovation Ecosystem

By | 2017-08-30T13:58:10+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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 [...]

4 07, 2017

Engaging Change through Whole-self and Whole-systems Exploration

By | 2017-07-04T21:26:25+00:00 July 4th, 2017|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Knowing Field, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

In this article, Guest Blogger and Integral City Lead Constellator, Diana Claire Douglas provides an overview of Systemic Constellation Work (SCW), an approach that enables stakeholders to effectively engage in systems change.  Douglas explores opportunities where SCW can be used to enhance Collective Impact efforts and highlights examples of community change to illustrate this [...]