Almere Principles as Intelligences

In October I visited Almere, NL and met City Planner Alex VanOost. He gifted me with the monograph of the Almere Principles, developed by Architect, William McDonough & Associates.

The seven principles resonate strongly with Integral City’s 12 Intelligences:

  1. Cultivate Diversity (@ Emergence and Living Intelligence)
  2. Connect Place and Context (@ Collective Intelligences and Eco-Intelligence)
  3. Combine City and Nature (@ Building Intelligence and Contexting Intelligences)
  4. Anticipate Change (@ Living Intelligence and Emergence Intelligence)
  5. Continue Innovation (@ Evolutionary Intelligence)
  6. Design Healthy Systems (@ Collective and Strategic Intelligences)
  7. Empower People to Make the City (@ Individual and Collective Intelligences).

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About the Author:

HI I am the Founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and Chief Blogger. Working with cities and eco-regions, I ‘meshwork’ or weave people, purpose, priorities, profits, programs and processes to align contexts, grow capacity and develop strategies for sustainability and resilience in the Integral City. You can read more details about me here http://integralcity.com/about/about-the-founder/

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