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18 01, 2020

How Can We Create Cities of Peace When We Have Disturbed Gaia’s Peace?

By |2020-01-21T12:32:59+00:00January 18th, 2020|Caring, climate, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Peace|0 Comments

Gaia as a living being has organs for her body, brain, mind and heart. Great rivers, lakes and oceans are her veins and arteries. Rocks and mountains her skeleton. Prairies and soil are her skin. Fungi, mycelium, microbes and insects are her metabolic tracts. Forests, plants and gardens her lungs. Animals are her animators, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

31 07, 2019

New Sincerity Manifesto – an Update

By |2019-07-31T12:16:48+00:00July 31st, 2019|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Lifecycle, Meshworking|0 Comments

In January 2019 we published Oleg Lega's New Sincerity Manifesto here.  At the Wemakethe.city 2019 Conference in Amsterdam Oleg delivered an updated version of his Manifesto when we delivered our Integral City Green Manifesto for Climate Action. We did this at DeCeuvel here.  Here below is the update to the New Sincerity Manifesto - [...]

25 07, 2018

Ecovillage Youth & Elders Explore 6 Questions

By |2018-07-26T11:29:36+00:00July 25th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

One of the tensions most cities face is how to create the conditions for multiple generations to speak together. In an Ecovillage which is at a smaller scale of “human hive” than a city, the generational tensions can seem even more intense, because people are closer together in time and space on an everyday [...]

23 07, 2018

Integral City Talks on IDA Radio, Tallinn Estonia

By |2018-07-26T11:35:55+00:00July 23rd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Panarchy, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spirituality|0 Comments

In July 2018 Marilyn Hamilton visited Tallinn, Estonia. Marilyn talks with Estonian urban activist and imagineer, Teele Pehk about the roots and branches of Integral City. They have a lively discussion about the following topics. How she has developed her ideas from a small city in Canada near Vancouver; along with Seattle, Portland [...]

3 06, 2018

Foo-Ling – The Face in the Fire?

By |2018-06-03T21:14:47+00:00June 3rd, 2018|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Suzanne Cooke-Greuter stood beside me at the great bonfire at the Guylas Party at IEC2018. An almost full moon shone in the clear black-blue sky overhead. We shared memories from this year’s conference and the IEC2014 when we had last been together. Then suddenly Suzanne pointed to the Face in the Fire. We [...]

22 02, 2018

Moving as Action Learning

By |2018-03-03T16:28:58+00:00February 22nd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence|Comments Off on Moving as Action Learning

Much of my academic interests and Integral City work has involved the principles of Action Learning (Action Inquiry, Action Research). So, with this life-move from Canada to Scotland, I am naturally curious how those principles apply to my situation. As I have written previously, Be Still, Be Moved, Repeat is a life-practice model [...]

19 02, 2018

Be Moved

By |2018-03-03T16:31:34+00:00February 19th, 2018|Inner, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence|Comments Off on Be Moved

Be moved. Be still. Repeat. Last year (2017) I was moved to write a series of blogs on the journey of grief I was experiencing on the death of my husband, Peter. I was moved, by his last wishes, to return to Scotland (north of Inverness) to Royal Dornoch Golf Course and scatter [...]