Integral City Maps Restory Human Systems & Climate Change
How do the 5 Maps used by Integral City make visible the wholeness of the human hive, when we consider Climate Change?
Each of the maps gives us different perspectives to view the patterns of wholeness – through stories. (Moreover, the Integral City maps reveal the consciousness and culture changes that Doughnut Economics depends on to realize AQAL development that brings human systems back into balance with all living systems.)
This is the story of Map 1 .
Once upon a time we discovered Map 1 . It seemed to have multiple mirrors that showed us different perspectives of ourselves in relation to climate.
Map 1 told us the story of climate through the lenses of Self, Others, Places and Planet. We can see mirrored back to us stories about each Quadrant. (This is the map used by Doughnout Economist, Kate Raworth to explain how local and global, social and ecological perspectives contribute to the economy.)
In the Upper Left mirror we sensed our personal inner climate. We noticed we needed to grow inner resources to help us counter fears, worries even guilt as an individual willing to learn about climate change but not knowing where to start.
In the Upper Right mirror we saw our personal outer climate. We realized that we needed bio-physical resilience in the face of changing life conditions that threaten our traditional and modern ways of life. We could see the dried earth, smell fires burning, taste thirst from water loss, hear winds from fierce tornados, feel sand across our faces and choke from air pollution.
In the Lower Left mirror we viewed our collective inner climate. We connected to our visions, values, rituals, cultures, songs and ways of expression. We longed to comfort our family and friends as we face unexpected changes from wars, famine, drought and strangers in our midst.
In the Lower Right mirror we recognized ourselves responding to our collective outer climate. We called together workers, supervisors, examined our infrastructure and counted the resources that would enable our cities to operate under life conditions changing faster than we felt able to keep up.
The story of Map 1 is of multiperspectival wholeness in the human hive. Each quadrant mirrors a vital but partial view of our city. Only when grasped from an overview do they reflect a “climactic” whole.