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27 06, 2020

Listening to the Spirit of Cities …What is Needed to Make Visible a Global Network of integral Cities and Eco-regions?

By |2020-06-27T18:41:49+00:00June 27th, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Knowing Field, Navigating - IVSM, Reframing, Storytelling - Cultures, Systemic Constellation Work|0 Comments

At the World Unity Week conference, June 23, 2020, Diana Claire Douglas systemically constellated (SCW) a question that has been growing in the Integral City Community of Practice since the beginning of the year. As Climate Change has both threatened cities and called them onto the world stage as key players in setting [...]

17 06, 2020

Covid19 Lessons for Right-Sizing Cities

By |2020-06-17T15:31:07+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Integral Maps, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

One of the interesting responses and strategies for responding to covid19 has been to define the right-size for co-existing in the same space in cities. But while the rules may be useful (if not true) they are only partial. They are focusing on only one of four possible city “spaces”. Firstly, the most [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 08, 2019

Gaia’s Reflective Organ: Marilyn’s Spiritual AQtivism Journey

By |2019-08-13T16:01:07+00:00August 13th, 2019|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Navigating - IVSM, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This is an open letter to Alastair McIntosh who focalised the Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service workshop at Findhorn Foundation Aug 3-8, 2019. Dear Alastair I am sure that the impressions and impacts of your Spiritual Activism workshop will unfold over many weeks. But I wanted just to record some initial impressions before they are [...]

1 08, 2019

Global Ecovillage Network Europe 2019 Ecology Panel

By |2019-08-01T12:26:14+00:00August 1st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Marilyn Hamilton (as Founder of Integral City Meshworks) was honoured to form a trio with panelists, Peter Harper (an expert on climate change and its causes) and Albert Bates (an expert and elder of the Ecovillage Movement and intense sustainability practices like biochar) at the GEN Day 2 focus on Ecology. Capturing our core [...]

28 07, 2019

Co-Creating Europe: What Have Cities Got to do With It?

By |2020-06-27T13:31:07+00:00July 28th, 2019|C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research, Integral Maps|0 Comments

My exploration of cities as Gaia’s Reflective Organs, rests on the assumption that our planet Earth is a living system – as proposed by James Lovelock, author of the Gaia Hypothesis. In the last few months I have gathered confidence that this perspective that our planet is a living system is now being shared [...]

8 07, 2019

4 Voices of City Visit Amsterdam, Moscow, London

By |2019-07-09T11:24:34+00:00July 8th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Caring, H. Research, Integral Maps, Voices|0 Comments

Summer has become the season of city festivals, fora and conferences and in the last month Integral City has met the 4 Voices of the City attending a Festival, a Forum, and a Summit. In the mid-June Integral City returned to the WeMakethe.City Festival 2019 in Amsterdam. We gave a workshop in 2018 [...]