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18 12, 2020

Reflective Organ Newsletter December Solstice 2020 – Cities Waking Up, Growing Up

By |2021-01-07T20:14:59+00:00December 18th, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, City of Year, Complex Challenges, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Meshworker of Year, Meshworking, Reframing, Ubiquity University|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 Power. Healthy caring becomes imbued with belonging and attachment that is experienced as deep love and spiritual connection to self, others, city and planet as inextricably [...]

17 12, 2020

Is Regenerativity an Evolutionary Pattern?

By |2021-07-13T13:14:53+00:00December 17th, 2020|Book 3, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

Living systems are defined by 3 characteristics: They survive They connect with their environment They regenerate. So regenerativity is fundamental to a living system like a city. As living systems,  regeneration in the city can be seen through all 5 Maps of the City. Map 1 reveals regenerativity through the process of developmental [...]

11 12, 2020

How Can We Influence City Development in Creative Economy

By |2020-12-13T18:24:55+00:00December 11th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Meshworking, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Interview with Marilyn Hamilton for Civic Forum of Regions of the 60th Parallel Interviewer: Lev Gordon, Co-Founder Living Cities Russia LG: How can a citizen influence city development? MH: I would start with considering that as citizens we should express gratitude for our cities. They are the most complex systems yet created by [...]

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 11, 2019

A Journey of a 1000 Miles Begins with a Single Story

By |2019-11-22T06:51:27+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 [...]

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 [...]

8 07, 2019

Living Cities Russia Discovers “Habits for Changing Cities”

By |2019-07-24T15:12:11+00:00July 8th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, Capacity Building, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences|0 Comments

On June 20 Integral City revisited Moscow to celebrate 5 years since we launched the Russian Translation of Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive. Eugene Pustoshkin, my brilliant and perceptive translator met me at the theatre (where Stanislavsky developed his Method Acting) and later I had the pleasure of spending some [...]

20 03, 2019

Integral City Reflective Organ – March 2019: Are Cities Evolving as Gaia’s Reflective Organs?

By |2019-03-28T09:30:33+00:00March 20th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, Capacity Building, Caring, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Enlivening Edge, Integral Maps|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 look at the scale of life on this planet, we notice that cities as human systems are in the center of the [...]

4 01, 2019

The Manifesto of New Sincerity

By |2019-07-31T12:19:39+00:00January 4th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, Contexting, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Reframing|2 Comments

We are moved to start 2019 with the publication of  The Manifesto of New Sincerity, written by Oleg Lega. In a year when so many commitments are being drafted, challenged and made, this Manifesto calls forth the qualities that our Book 3, Integral City 3.7 proposes are needed to reframe our complex challenges: Caring, Contexting [...]

16 12, 2018

Integral City Reflective Organ – December Solstice 2018: Reframing Complex Challenges with the Power to Change

By |2018-12-19T20:55:13+00:00December 16th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, Contexting, Newsletter, Reframing, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|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 Power. Spiritual Energy is a Container The spiritual qualities and cultures that are revealed in quadrants and levels become integrated when we see the city is [...]

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