Integral City Blog – On the Move with 4 Voices

Greetings Integral City Blog Readers … if you are still there after 4 months of Blog-on-Sabbatical? I have been dancing FOR, WITH and AS the 4 Voices of the City in the last 4 months.

Marilyn Dancing With 4 Voices in Izhevsk

Marilyn Dancing With 4 Voices in Izhevsk

As a Citizen – I danced AS the Voice that is ON THE MOVE. This Voice asks – How do you become more sustainable? Try downsizing my residence and vehicle ownership 50%.

With Civic Managers – I danced WITH colleague Beth Sanders ( of Populus) and explored the 4 Voices of the City with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The Topic was City Resilience and Sustainability and we created a Learning Lhabitat for Mayors and City Managers to explore how complexity and community re-frame conflict.

With Civil Society – I danced WITH colleague Anne-Marie Voorhoeve (of the Hague Centre) at the Integral Europe Conference, in Budapest Hungary, in another Learning Lhabitat that focused the 4 Voices of the City as Gateways to Working With Each Other – especially with differences that make a difference.

With Business and Developers – I danced FOR the 4 Voices of Moscow (and my wonderful Russian translation/publishing team) to become Gateways to Wellbeing for the Human Hive; and with with Lev Gordon, founder of ARGO in Izhevsk, Russia at Urbanfest we danced through the Gateways to Wellbeing by following the energy created by the 4 Voices working together for a higher calling.

As we “re-set” activity on this blog – I plan to unpack these stories and their many lessons for Integral City.

By |2017-04-07T02:57:27+00:00June 2nd, 2014|city|4 Comments

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/


  1. nebulaflash June 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Good to see you back and dancing.

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