25 09, 2014

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2014: Celebrating the Power of Place

By |September 25th, 2014|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Ecosphere, Emergence, Global/Worldcentric, Newsletter|4 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. … When we consider the complexity of hierarchies and centers that make up a city, it is easy to see why cities represent the pinnacle of human [...]

21 03, 2014

Integral City March Equinox 2014: Working Together With the Planet in Mind

By |March 21st, 2014|city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Global/Worldcentric|0 Comments

Integral City is a multi-perspectival view of the city. Simultaneously we consider the Lenses of I, We, He/She/It and Them. We remember the Knowing Fields deep within us of self, elders, family and ethnicity. And we stretch outside of our familiar Fields to appreciate the Knowing of authorities, work places and diverse communities. On Earth [...]

11 02, 2014

Ekurhuleni’s Future: Civic Managers Create Habitat for Wellbeing

By |February 11th, 2014|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, Voices|0 Comments

An old African tale relates how to take care of the wellbeing of elephants. ((1) As told to me by Dr. Don Beck). It seems a herd of elephants became very sick. The villagers consulted with the big city veterinarian who came to diagnose the ailment. But he could do nothing. Then the villagers consulted [...]

18 08, 2013

Civil Society – Occupy the New Integrator Voice for the City

By |August 18th, 2013|city, Ego, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, Learning Lhabitat, Master Intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|5 Comments

Civil Society has a new opportunity in the city. It was voiced a little tentatively at the ITC2013 Learning Lhabitat .  Participants asked, " are we on the right track?" Civil Society: The New Integrator Voice of the City We have written, in an earlier blog about the new integrator voice open to a [...]

22 02, 2013

Integral City Map 5: Embracing Spirituality in the Human Hive

By |February 22nd, 2013|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ego, Emergence, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence|11 Comments

Integral City how do I capture your spirit? Map 5 gives us a glimpse into the spiritual energy of love, that is ever-present in the Human Hive, as we live on the edge of evolution. Integral City Map 5: Spirituality in the Human Hive Where is it possible to sense the spirit of [...]

15 02, 2013

Integral City Map 3: Relating Change to Exchange

By |February 15th, 2013|Building - Structures, Ego, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, Inner, Lifecycle, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|10 Comments

Integral City how do we relate to your constant changes and exchanges? Map 3 reveals the cycles that flow through and around your prolific eco-system. Integral City Map 3: The Scalar Fractal Relationship of Micro, Meso and Macro Human Systems In the city, as individuals we grow our capacities. When life conditions trigger [...]

22 03, 2012

Sense in the City Spring 2012 – Generating Change in the Human Hive

By |March 22nd, 2012|Global/Worldcentric, Inquiry, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Spring Equinox Greetings, Integral City-zens and Friends of Integral City   Today's Integral City Sparkies for City Diversity Generators: What city in the world has developed a course of study and practise that enables a person to methodically progress from cradle to peak prformance at the defined levels of complexity that deliver leadership to the powers 1 through [...]

23 03, 2011

Spiritual Practices for Dealing with the News

By |March 23rd, 2011|C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Global/Worldcentric, Integral Maps, Level 8 Turquoise|0 Comments

As a follow up to my blog on the Systems and Resilience Cycles for the Restoration of Sendai, Integral City Spiritual Advisor, Terry Patten blogs a much needed set of practices for dealing with the News - good, bad and otherwise.  Terry says: "The news so far during 2011 has been particularly electrifying: Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, [...]

4 03, 2011

Merchants & Philanthropists Creating & Using Diasporas

By |March 4th, 2011|C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, Meshworking, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The weak signals that diasporas emit into and outside of systems reported earlier this week is the subject of a new book. Parag Khanna, a Distinguished Visitor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto has just released "How to Run the World". Excerpts in today's National Post read: "In the Middle [...]

28 02, 2011

RRU Faculty & Students Sustain Community Development Using Integrative, Integral & Evolutionary Models

By |February 28th, 2011|A. Contexting Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, F. Training, Global/Worldcentric, Uncategorized|0 Comments

At Royal Roads University, the inaugural Sustainable Community Development (SCD) cohort has just completed their first Potentials for Adaptive Change Residency on RRU Campus. In the first week of February, after three weeks online, a cohort, with professions as varied as municipal forester, downtown revitalization director, tourism instructor and sustainability officer, whose members come from [...]