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 [...]

10 10, 2017

A Tale of Cities & Cells: Our Human Evolutionary Agenda

By | 2017-10-09T18:41:26+00:00 October 10th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Integral Maps, Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Guest Blogger Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD evolution biologist and futurist, Advisor to Integral City. Elisabet notes the visual similarities of naturally evolved biological cells and cities with long histories, and makes an actual comparison of the two as complex adaptive living entities in evolution. She concludes that cities have greater evolutionary potential for leading us into [...]

19 09, 2017

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2017: Architecting Around Crisis & Sustainability to Aliveness in the Human Hive

By | 2017-09-20T18:12:45+00:00 September 19th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Global/Worldcentric, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Knowing Field, Newsletter, Placecaring, Placemaking|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. What inspires you about your place? How do you define place? What qualities of the place(s) you love makes you feel FULLY ALIVE? Do you agree [...]

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 [...]

13 09, 2017

An Intuitive Walk through Amsterdam

By | 2017-09-13T21:36:57+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Anonymous Setting the scene I have taken a short holiday from my home in the country near Utrecht to stay in Amsterdam for a few days. Here are extracts from my journal of several of my experiences during that stay to intimately connect to Place. The night before. Many people per square meter. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]