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 [...]

6 12, 2016

Integral City “In This Together” – Learning Retrospective

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 6th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, F. Training, H. Research, Level 7 Yellow, Telecourse|9 Comments

In October and November 2016, key members from Integral City’s Community of Practice and Constellation signed on to learn facilitation basics with Ten Directions’  “In This Together” (ITT) online course. Linda, Alia, Diana Claire, Anne-Marie, Pieter, Marilyn and Kara attended via Zoom from the comfort of their workplace and/or abodes in Surrey BC, Seattle Washington, [...]

24 06, 2016

Brexit Leave Vote=Gift of Death – Note from NL

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle|1 Comment

My friend, Lisette Schuitemaker, another Center for Human Emergence Global member from the Netherlands writes to us on Brexit.   Dear all, and most of all dear Ian (who wrote this message) and Jon [residents of UK], What a turn of events - what a dramatic way of disengaging with the EU-project - feels like [...]

24 06, 2016

Brexit Morning After Intelligence from Inside the Un-United UK

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle|3 Comments

Ian McDonald, member of Centre for Human Emergence Global, makes some on-the-scene integrally informed observations of the morning after the Brexit Vote. Ian writes. As you might imagine, it has been an interesting 18 hours in the UK since we [CHE Global} spoke.  As I suspected the voter engagement was very high with 72% of [...]

24 06, 2016

Brexit Needs Guidance from the Edge of Inside

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Level 7 Yellow|2 Comments

"When people are afraid or defensive, they have no tolerance for the person at the edge of inside. They want purity, rigid loyalty and lock step unity. But now more than ever we need people who have the courage to live on the edge of inside, who love their parties and organizations so much that [...]

15 04, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 April 15th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Level 7 Yellow, Newsletter|0 Comments

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View This newletter 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 Planet. The chance to stretch my imagination for the value of Integral City beyond [...]

1 07, 2014

Canada Day: Dance With the Maple Leaf Memelights

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:26+00:00 July 1st, 2014|city, G. Levels: Developmental/Evolutionary, Level 1 Beige, Level 2 Purple, Level 3 Red, Level 4 Blue, Level 5 Orange, Level 6 Green, Level 7 Yellow, Level 8 Turquoise|0 Comments

  May we dance with the Maple Leaf Meme-lights as they vibrate with the resilient commit-ments of Life. May the Northern Lights from our flashing energy field radiate: beige to protect our individual needs for physical and spiritual safety and survival; and prevent harm to all individuals. purple to honour the traditions and heritage of [...]

5 07, 2012

Sense in the City Summer 2012 – Co-Create the Future of the Human Hive

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:32+00:00 July 5th, 2012|Dialogue, F. Training, H. Research, Level 5 Orange, Level 6 Green, Level 7 Yellow, Telecourse|0 Comments

July Greetings, Integral City-zens and Friends of Integral City   Today's Integral City Sparkies for City Co-Creators: Architect Christopher Alexander is experimenting with the “Phenomenon of Life,” co-designing living worlds where building centers, hulls and space are co-created with the stakeholders and future users of the buildings. He and his team are doing this with everyone from poor [...]

29 03, 2011

Songpa South Korea Awarded the Globe Sustainable City Award 2011

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:38+00:00 March 29th, 2011|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Navigating - IVSM|1 Comment

STOCKHOLM, March 28, 2011 − The South Korean district Songpa wins the Globe Sustainable City Award 2011 for excellent sustainable urban development. The Globe Sustainable City Award is now presented for the third year. The aim of the City Award is to recognize cities and municipalities, which excel in sustainable, urban development, and to set a [...]

31 01, 2011

Death of Personal Responsibility & Nanny State => System Social Responsibility?

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:39+00:00 January 31st, 2011|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow|1 Comment

Last week the National Post (NP) ran a most interesting series on the death of personal responsibility . Many of the reporters spoke nostaligically of a time when life was determined by the decisions of individuals and families unmitigated by the so-called  nanny state . This vociferously argued dialectic seems to me a false one. It [...]