People in the Integral City speak through four archetypal voices. These voices resonate with the roles that contribute to the successful resilience strategies of other living species (most notably the honey bee). Each voice is vital to the life of the city and the life of each individual and group of people. Many of us speak through more than one voice – and becoming aware of the importance of each voice can help us appreciate the flow of energy and contribution we are making to the relationships of dynamic city life. The core city voices are-
An Integral City integrates qualities that create optimal conditions for human innovation and emergence and eco-regional resilience. The Master Code guides our intentions and interactions: To care for Self, Others, Places and Planet simultaneously. We have created a Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the 12 intelligences that align these capacities.
Ecosphere intelligence is an awareness and capacity to respond to the realities of a city’s climate and ecoregion environment.More…
Emergent intelligence looks at the city as a whole, through the lenses of, aliveness, survival, adaptiveness, regeneration, sustainability and emergence. More…
Integral intelligence uses four essential maps of city life to see the whole city. More…
Living intelligence relates to the aliveness of each citizen through each of its lifecycle stages and the aliveness of the city through its lifecycle stages. More…
Inner intelligence is ‘I’ space of the citizen the seat of intentional consciousness, attention, interior experience and lines of development. More…
Outer intelligence is the biological “It” space of the citizen — the space where the body acts and behaves. More…
Social intelligence is the ‘its’ space of the city that gives us the capacity, to structure and systemize our environment. More…
Cultural intelligence represents the ‘we’ life of the citythe relationships in the city which transcend boundaries that both contain and separate. More…
Inquiry intelligence asks key questions that reveal the metawisdom of the city. More…
Meshworking intelligence attracts the best of two operating systems one that selforganizes, and the other that replicates hierarchal structures to align systems that flex and flow. More…
Navigating intelligence monitors and discloses the wellbeing or general condition of the city. More…
Evolutionary intelligence is the capacity to transcend and include the intelligences, we currently demonstrate, in order to allow new intelligences to emerge. More…
Integral City Books, Newsletters, Blogs
The frameworks and stories of Integral City are captured in core Resources like our Book Series, Newsletters and Blogs.
Book 2 is our newest addition. It is the Inquiry, Action & Impact Field Guide to Book 1. Click on the links below and find out more …
Book 3: Integral City 3.7: Reframing Complex Challenges for Gaia’s Human Hives engages many of the wicked problems and intractable conundrums all cities face. It applies and expands in multiple directions the 12 intelligences described in Book 1, and builds on the field work of Book 2. It explores three practices for designing a collective urban life that works for all life; namely, Caring, Contexting and Capacity Building.
Integral City Blogs: Read regular postings from and about the Integral City Community of Practice. Click on Blogs in the Menu and find 10 years of archives. Use the Search box to find your topics of interest. Click on our Metablogs 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 to review an archive for the year.
Our quarterly Newsletter: Integral City Reflective Organ reflects cities as Gaia’s Reflective Organs, through the four lenses of Power, Planet, People and Place. Subscribe to it on the website below.
Integral City offers a variety of scheduled and custom workshops, trainings and public programs to further the development of Integral City concepts and to nurture the growing community of Integral City practitioners, catalysts and meshworkers.
Beyond Smart Online: Integral City Practices, Tools & Maps
This 2-day online course introduces “practitioners” to just the basics of the Integral City model. You will learn the framework of practices, tools and maps that reveal the common patterns that impact the lives of individuals, organizations and communities within your city.
Beyond Resilient: Integral City Inquiry Action & Impact
This 4-day course is for “catalysts” to explore inquiry and action that inspires productive impact for reinventing today’s cities for the future. You will interact with the 4+1 Voices of the Integral City (Business, Local Government, Civil Society and Citizens, plus actors from other regional cities) to identify strategic possibilities.
Beyond Complexity: Integral City Care Context & Capacity
This 4-day course is for “meshworkers” to imagine how to re-frame simplicity on the other side of complexity in the Integral City – or Human Hive. You will join graduates of prior training to build on the Integral City Practitioner and Catalyst competencies to apply new skills to a live case study.