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About Marilyn Hamilton

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/
21 03, 2020

Integral City Reflective Organ March Equinox 2020: Superordinate Goal in a VUCA World

By |2020-03-31T19:24:29+00:00March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This newsletter is published quarterly using a cycle of perspectives on the Integral City viewed from: Planet, People, Place and Power. The theme of this issue is Planet. ...when we bring together the 4+1 Voices of many cities, we can cocreate the next generation of IT—the Integral Technology that will enable us to design cities [...]

21 03, 2020

ORGANIZATIONAL POWER: POWER OVER – POWER WITH – POWER AS

By |2020-03-21T18:34:34+00:00March 21st, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Complex Challenges, Inner, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

By Marilyn Hamilton for Enlivening Edge Magazine This article was adapted for Enlivening Edge Magazine with a focus Organizations from an examination of Power in Cities as the editorial in Integral City’s December 2019 Newsletter: Gaia’s Reflective Organ: Power: Over, With and As. Power Over In today’s world too often, Power is associated [...]

21 03, 2020

Optimizing & Optimistic Resources for Integral City Practitioners

By |2020-03-21T15:09:46+00:00March 21st, 2020|Action, Capacity Building, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Integral Maps, Voices|0 Comments

Some years ago after the Integral Europe Conference 2014 I published a series of blogs inspired by Dr. Roger Walsh's keynote on how integrally-informed professionals could be of service to the world. He and others have remarked about the underpinning and overstanding and interpenetration of OPTIMISM that an integral worldview can bring to "Karma [...]

21 03, 2020

Is Superordinate Goal the Gift of Covid19?

By |2020-03-22T18:11:06+00:00March 21st, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Complex Challenges, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Newsletter, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

In our VUCA world, confused and confounded by the rapid global spread of covid19, we may be viewing the unexpected emergence of a superordinate goal that is quickly aligning a plurality of nations, cities, citizens and experts to work together for survival. A superordinate goal (a term coined by Dr. Don Beck, co-author of [...]

21 03, 2020

VUCA World – Contact or Contract?

By |2020-03-21T13:17:47+00:00March 21st, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Contexting, Emergence, Newsletter, Reframing|1 Comment

Contract can mean “to confirm an agreement” or “to reduce/diminish/withdraw in size”. In the English language it is ambiguous, paradoxical and ironic that the same word can mean both a positive affirming energy and a negative declining energy. In the VUCA world of a pandemic like covid19 both meanings of the word “contract” are [...]

21 03, 2020

Riding the Wave of Death & Dying to Wellbeing

By |2020-04-01T16:04:02+00:00March 21st, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, Emergence, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross drew the curve of Death and Dying in a way many of us recognize all change happens. Her curve maps the Change Process of Spiral Dynamics. It is the same cycle that Otto Scharmer uses for the U Theory. It is the same pattern I designed for Integral City Book 2 using [...]

8 03, 2020

Telling We-Stories to Our Future: A Poiesis of Sophrosynes?

By |2020-03-08T15:53:22+00:00March 8th, 2020|Placemaking, Short Story, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Making a Place We Can All Call Home: Wrestling with VUCA – Through Placemaking As Wellbeing By Design This is six in a series of 6 Thought Pieces by Ian Wight exploring his contribution to Urban Hub 20: Accelerating City Transformation in a VUCA World (curated by Marilyn Hamilton, published by Paul van Schaik, [...]

8 03, 2020

Enacting our Knowing, Doing and Being – In Service in a VUCA World

By |2020-03-08T15:44:33+00:00March 8th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, Capacity Building|0 Comments

Making a Place We Can All Call Home: Wrestling with VUCA – Through Placemaking As Wellbeing By Design This is five in a series of 6 Thought Pieces by Ian Wight exploring his contribution to Urban Hub 20: Accelerating City Transformation in a VUCA World (curated by Marilyn Hamilton, published by Paul van Schaik, [...]

8 03, 2020

Co-Creative Integrities – Ethos-making

By |2020-03-08T15:45:24+00:00March 8th, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Placecaring, Placemaking, Reframing, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Making a Place We Can All Call Home: Wrestling with VUCA – Through Placemaking As Wellbeing By Design This is four in a series of 6 Thought Pieces by Ian Wight exploring his contribution to Urban Hub 20: Accelerating City Transformation in a VUCA World (curated by Marilyn Hamilton, published by Paul van Schaik, [...]