2 06, 2017

From Holons to Social Holons in a Science of Integral Cities

By | 2017-06-02T21:39:20+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

18 years ago, I read Ken Wilber’s Sex, Ecology & Spirituality, which introduced me to the Integral model. This book changed my life. In the short term, it provided a unifying framework that enabled me to make sense of the data in my dissertation that was focused on: learning and leadership in self-organizing online [...]

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 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

Integral City Tools Connect Outer Space to Inner Space

By | 2017-05-07T16:16:42+00:00 May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Dialogue, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

When we first visited Durant in 2013 we asked for a tour of the city. That gave us a feel for the outer space of the city – its geography, built city and economy.   But more importantly we organized with our Tour Guide 4 ways to get to know the inner space [...]

10 03, 2017

Rediscovering Aliveness from Grieving: The Third Win

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 March 10th, 2017|E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

Aliveness requires three processes: surviving, connecting to my environment and regenerating. Grief has a way of interfering in the practice of all three activities that make aliveness feel no longer attainable and seemingly not winnable. But grief also calls forth a recovery process that uses the relationship between these three practices like a scaffold that [...]

5 03, 2017

Surviving Identity Crisis with Buoyancy of Care

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Inner, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence|2 Comments

When we lose a companion from our lives, the shock or grief can disconnect us from our very sense of self. My husband’s recent passing, raised many questions. Who am I without this person? How do I fill this “spouse-shaped” space within me? How does daily life continue without him? How do I survive without [...]

17 02, 2017

Circles of Compassion Seize the Day, Size the World

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 February 17th, 2017|E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|7 Comments

2017 is moving so quickly it has been difficult for me to seize any day as it has waxed, wholed and waned. The cultural markers of New Year, Presidential Inauguration, Family Day, and Valentines have already come and gone. Wars flare. Peace is threatened. Borders are breached. For me the world outside my doorstep has [...]

29 12, 2016

Fort McMurray – City of the Year 2016

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 29th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence|1 Comment

Fort McMurray, City of Energy is city of the year 2016. Surviving the worst natural disaster in Canadian history, the city of Fort McMurray endured a fire which engulfed its structures, but not its cultures, acts of super-human persistence, nor its extraordinary human kindness. 88,000 people were safely evacuated from a fire started on May 2, [...]

21 12, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ – December 2016: Coalescing We-Space Power

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 21st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Master Intelligence, 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 Power. At the heart of our We-space was the dream/vision of an integral way of being such that we would transcend and include the limitations of individual [...]

20 12, 2016

Integral City Meshworks + Integral Without Borders = New Synergy

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 20th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  “The world is changing. Borders are shifting. Development is happening at all scales – in organizations, communities, cities, nations and globally. It’s time we brought new energy into our service to emerging the next stages of evolution for human systems. Let’s see if we can synergize together!”         With this shared [...]