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29 08, 2020

Integral City: 11 Way Stations for Unity and Peace

By |2020-09-01T08:13:05+00:00August 29th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Peace, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality|0 Comments

How can Integral City celebrate UN Unity-Peace (UP) Week? We imagine 11 waystations that Integral City visits during the 11 days of pilgrimage with the Unity Week Caravan of Peace. Here is our itinerary for each day … 1. Integral City imagines a Planet of Integral Cities connected in service to Gaia as [...]

15 07, 2020

Views from the Balcony – The SCUWED Un-Normal – July 15, 2020

By |2020-07-15T09:45:33+00:00July 15th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Emergence|0 Comments

I stepped out on my balcony this morning with a quizzical sense of change-in-process. In this second half of the year of pandemic - our 7th month of a shared world experience - people are talking about returning to the “old normal”. Or wondering what will be the “new normal”. My sense is [...]

18 06, 2020

Integral City GPS Wakes Up All Paths

By |2020-06-18T10:55:39+00:00June 18th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences|0 Comments

The publication of Book 1 Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive inspired the creation of the GPS. It is a tool to help us discover the intelligences in cities – and for Practitioners, Catalysts and Meshworkers to discover their piece of the puzzle that contributes to making the whole city fully alive. [...]

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 [...]

17 06, 2020

Space to Resolve Gaia’s Quadrivium of Traumas

By |2020-06-17T15:44:03+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Elisabet Sahtouris – who wrote the Foreword to Edition 2 of Book 1, Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the human hive – contends that humans have evolved the 3rd great leap for evolutionary complexity. The first happened with the emergence of nucleated cells, the second came with the emergence of multi-celled creatures, and [...]

17 06, 2020

Right-Sizing Cities: How Does Gaia Reflect on Size?

By |2020-06-17T15:36:08+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

One of the most impactful and fascinating insights about the relationship of humans to the Earth from which we have evolved, came from James Lovelock, author of the Gaia Hypothesis – that the Earth herself is a living system. Lovelock contends that humans are not mere banes on the Earth – but have [...]

17 06, 2020

What is the Right Size of our Cities?

By |2020-06-17T15:38:26+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Right-sizing cities is not just a matter of looking at the internal conditions for the quality of life of city inhabitants or their myriad organizations. Right-sizing cities is a matter of right-sizing our cities in relationship to the eco-region that they are situated in. Just as bees right-size their hives because of the [...]

17 06, 2020

What is the Right Size of the Human Hive?

By |2020-06-17T15:40:22+00:00June 17th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

This is a question I am often asked when I speak about Integral City. I have given it a lot of thought over the years. My first impulse was to remember why the honey bee hive is about 50,000 bees (in the natural state – and up to 70,000 or so in domestic [...]

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 [...]