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21 11, 2019

A Journey of a 1000 Miles Begins with a Single Story

By |2019-11-19T07:07:42+00:00November 21st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Caring, Contexting, Inquiry, Reframing, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

As I have travelled many miles in the last 2 months, I have had the pleasure and fun of learning from the many new friends and colleagues I have encountered. Many of those learnings will take months or years to unpack. But here is a sampler of stories that intrigued me and that I [...]

20 11, 2019

Integral City Stories for Our Times

By |2019-11-19T06:42:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

“People need stories more than food to stay alive.” (Barry Lopez) That observation has always been one of my favourite insights into the depths of human nature. When I review the epic voyage to 10 cities (BC Canada: Delta, Vancouver, Mission, Abbotsford; Scotland: Findhorn, Edinburgh; India: Auroville, Chennai, Agra, Delhi) in the last six [...]

19 11, 2019

Hope from the Heroine’s Journey

By |2019-11-19T06:32:04+00:00November 19th, 2019|Complex Challenges, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM, Spirituality|0 Comments

From the beginning of October to the middle of November, 2019, I travelled from Findhorn to Vancouver to Auroville India (with brief stops in Findhorn and Edinburgh on the way through) with visits to Chennai, Agra and Delhi before returning to home in Findhorn. I felt it was an epic journey – the [...]

13 11, 2019

Biomimicry Lessons from the Beehive for Hindustan U Architecture Class

By |2019-11-14T20:38:01+00:00November 13th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle|0 Comments

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton offered a lecture to Dr. Sheeba Chander's class in the Architecture & City Planning Program at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science in Chennai, India, on October 30, 2019. Here is a picture of the class and the key images we used to illustrate how the honey bee offers lessons in [...]

13 11, 2019

Professing a Spiritual AQtivation

By |2019-11-13T13:40:41+00:00November 13th, 2019|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Journeys to Wellness, Master Intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This is a summary of a Plenary/Workshop offered by by Marilyn Hamilton, PhD, Founder Integral City Meshworks to the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, Day Conference, Spiritualities, True Professionalism and Aligned Action: Discerning the True, Good and Beautiful. It was presented on October 26, 2019 I “professed” the story of my Spiritual AQtivation through the [...]

13 11, 2019

Refocusing Human Sensitivity in a Digital World

By |2019-11-14T20:42:21+00:00November 13th, 2019|Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Through Caring, Contexting, Capacity Building “How are our systems supporting us in the fullness of our humanity?” Answering this research question moved my career from the study of leadership patterns to the connections amongst teams, organizations, communities and now cities – in both face-to-face and digital worlds. I have written three books that explore [...]

23 10, 2019

From Findhorn Beehive to Vancouver Human Hive: How Evo & Eco Evolve Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By |2019-10-23T17:22:18+00:00October 23rd, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Global/Worldcentric, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

Keynote Address Ecocity World Summit, October 8, 2019 by Marilyn Hamilton PhD, Integral City Meshworks Founder Introduction Think Global, Act Local – who in this room has heard this expression before? Most of us. Can you even remember the first time you heard this and where you were? It’s not quite a moonshot [...]

25 09, 2019

The Power of the Pebble

By |2019-09-25T20:36:29+00:00September 25th, 2019|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Enlivening Edge, Inner, Lifecycle, Outer|0 Comments

What happens when we turn up in our organizations and discover the presence of a “pebble”? Our human systems are living through a time when a small act can cause an enormous result—like the power of a pebble to precipitate a land slide or an avalanche. When I look at a city and [...]

13 09, 2019

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2019: Strike the City vs City on Strike

By |2019-09-17T09:14:53+00:00September 13th, 2019|C. Collective Intelligences, Complex Challenges, Designing Impact, Emergence, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM, Newsletter, Spirituality|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 Place. … we ground the cycle of Place Caring and Place Making with an evaluation process that is itself a fractal of the cycle. In order [...]

6 09, 2019

Citizen & Civil Society Organizations Evolve with Lessons from the Honey Bee

By |2019-09-06T13:21:08+00:00September 6th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Enlivening Edge|0 Comments

Integral City identifies 4 Voices of the City: Citizens, Civil Society, Civic Managers and Business/Innovators. Each of these Voices has organizational forms, but some are more developed than others. The organizational voices of Civic Managers and Business/Innovators are commonly expressed through their public and private institutions both of which have decades of practices and [...]