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 2016.

It follows the traditions of:

Integral City Meta Blog 2015

Integral City Meta Blog 2014

Integral City Meta Blog 2013

1. Equinox/Solstice Newsletters – Integral City Reflective Organ

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

Integral City Reflective Organ – June 2016: Catalysts for Chance in a VUCA World

Integral City Reflective Organ – September 2016: Celebrating City Renewal 

Integral City Reflective Organ – December 2016: Coalescing We-Space Power 

2. City of the Year 2016: Fort McMurray


In 2016, Fort McMurray the City of Energy replaced Paris, the City of Light as City of the Year. Fort McMurray has risen again from a fire that removed the People from the Place but was unable to repress their strong attachment for the city they love. Integral City inquires if Fort McMurray can take this devastating experience and transmute Fort McMurray’s relationship to energy as a model to the planet of cities. What if the energy they produce and use can be recycled by the Earth in a sustainability cycle?

Read the City of the Year blog here.

3. Meshworkers of the Year 2016: Coalescing Future Cites Africa


Generally off the radar of troubles that too frequently marked Europe and the Middle East in 2016, cities in Africa are finding ways to mesh together through the auspices of Morel Fourman and Gaiasoft’s toolkit. They have designed an electronic platform for cities to manage strategic planning and engage multiple generations to build capacity in Kenya’s cities along with a number of other African cities.

With such success in long term meshworking we were honoured to recognize Morel Fourman and Gaiasoft as Meshworkers of the Year 2016.

Read the full story of Meshworkers of the Year 2016 here.


4. 2016 Matured Alliances for Integral City

  • Integral City Community of Practice participated in Ten Directions’ online course In This Together. We explored the impact of the course homework on Integral City facilitation skills in this series of blogs.
  1. Integral City Learning Retrospective on In This Together training:

  2. Giving attention to our intention for facilitating

  3. Listening intently and actively

  4. Expressing our message clearly and congruently

  5. Recognizing the multiple points of view at the table

  6. Questioning to understand

  7. Embracing feeling & emotion to transmute negatives into positives

  8. Leveraging conflict through shared intention

  9. Giving and receiving feedback

  10. Enjoying our facilitator role and relationships


  • Integral City Founder, Marilyn Hamilton joined the board of Integral Without Borders. Learn more about both organizations here:

Integral City Meshworks + Integral Without Borders = New Synergy

5. Integral City Explored Place

Through a series of blogs, we explored the Master Code, New Cities, Neo-Cities and Celebrating the City.


6. Brexit Was Considered from Many Angles

The Brexit vote surprised the world – and provoked these 3 blogs.


7. Miscellany

This is a poetic tribute to a Member of the BC Legislature on the occasion of his speech on Canada Day.

Here is a short blog to support women who have been violated to link them to an app that helps them record the circumstance.