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 [...]

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. [...]

4 05, 2017

Stories Bring Collective Impact Alive: Create an Outcome Feedback Loop

By | 2017-05-07T16:11:58+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Dialogue, H. Research, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

Designing for collective impact effectively means that Integral City teams are always paying attention to how we speak with one another. That is why we start off with agreements forms for Consent to Participate and guidelines for respectful dialogue. (We include the Guidelines for Respectful Dialogue with every Agenda and print them on the [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Change: Roles of AQtivator & Integrator

By | 2017-05-07T16:14:48+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Voices|0 Comments

When a city accepts an Integral City proposal we seal our agreement with a contract. As team leader, I consider my role as AQtivator to be both a catalyst whose main job is to develop capacities for both Placecaring and Placemaking in the human hive and an aligner of the capacities with resources to [...]

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 [...]

21 12, 2016

Meshworker of the Year Nominees 2016

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Meshworking|1 Comment

2016 marks the first year Integral City Meshworks has received 2 nominations for the award Meshworker of the Year. Our 2 distinguished nominees for Meshworker of  2016 are: 1.Diana Claire Douglas and her work in Knowing Field Designs. Diana Claire uses systemic constellation work for accessing and revealing the invisible patterns in cities. Diana Claire [...]

16 12, 2016

Enjoy Your Facilitator Role and Relationships

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 16th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Learning Lhabitat, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation The ninth and final class of the course focused on enjoying our roles as facilitators. We started with a reminder that facilitators do well to consider the old wisdom that [...]

14 12, 2016

Leverage Conflict Through Shared Intention

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 14th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM|0 Comments

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. In the sixth module of the course we gathered our learnings from transmuting emotions, embracing questions, recognizing points of view at [...]