18 08, 2018

Sustaining, Improving, Evolving, Propagating Integral Cities

By |2018-08-18T12:41:17+00:00August 18th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research|0 Comments

This is Part 2 of a 2-part interview by Alain Gauthier with Marilyn Hamilton, Founder of Integral City Meshworks. AG: In what ways has the Integral City work become self-sustaining, self-improving, self-evolving and self-propagating? MH: I would say the work has become self-sustaining because it seems to have captured the many but partial [...]

6 01, 2018

Integral City Meta Blog 2017

By |2018-01-06T00:59:06+00:00January 6th, 2018|Meta Blog|0 Comments

Here is the Integral City 2016 Meta Blog. It connects the 4 Voices of the Integral City to the Planet, People, Place and Power that energized us in 2017. It follows the traditions of: Integral City Meta Blog 2016 Integral City Meta Blog 2015 Integral City Meta Blog 2014 Integral City Meta Blog 2013 1. [...]

11 10, 2017

A Realistic (Holistic) Approach to Climate Mitigation

By |2017-10-09T18:40:33+00:00October 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 [...]

18 09, 2017

Beyond Sustainable Development to Living Fully Alive

By |2017-09-18T18:01:52+00:00September 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 [...]

1 06, 2017

Comparing Integral City & Scale – Fractal Patterns

By |2017-06-02T21:22:19+00:00June 1st, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research|0 Comments

I have been following the work of Geoffrey West through the scholarly articles that have been sent my way, by Integral City readers who could see the application of his research to the frameworks, patterns and dynamics I had described in Book 1, (Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive) and applied in [...]

9 05, 2017

Urban planners get new tool for building sustainable, smart cities

By |2017-05-06T00:13:51+00:00May 9th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, H. Research, Inquiry, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Marilyn Hamilton, renowned expert on integral city planning, and Integral Publishers release second book in the Integral City book series, a how-to guide for placemakers May 9, 2017--Vancouver, BC and Tuscon, AZ--Marilyn Hamilton, the foremost expert on integral city planning and Integral Publishers, the first publishing house dedicated to publishing works on integral, [...]

4 05, 2017

Stories Bring Collective Impact Alive: Create an Outcome Feedback Loop

By |2017-05-07T16:11:58+00:00May 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

Integral City Designs for Collective Impact

By |2017-05-07T16:13:45+00:00May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ego, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, H. Research, Inquiry, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

When Integral City works with a city like Durant, we design with a framework based on Values and the 4 Voices of the Human Hive. Our methodologies are designed around the principles for collective impact embedded in: Appreciative Inquiry Action Research The 4 Voices include the Citizens, Civil Society, Civic Managers and Business. [...]

6 12, 2016

Integral City “In This Together” – Learning Retrospective

By |2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00December 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, [...]

1 07, 2015

Celebrating Canada’s 4 Quadrant Leaders on Canada Day

By |2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00July 1st, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, H. Research, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to flash the fireworks of July 1 onto the 4 Quadrants of Canada's cohort of Integral Leaders? ©2014 Aboriginal Nations Education, Greater Victoria School Board, BC, CanadaArtist Jamin ZurowskiBear/UL. Wolf /LL. Raven/UR. Salmon/LR.This Totem is a Gift used with permission on this Canada Issue. Please do reproduce without [...]