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4 05, 2017

Collective Change: Roles of AQtivator & Integrator

By |2017-05-07T16:14:48+00:00May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Voices|0 Comments

When a city accepts an Integral City proposal we seal our agreement with a contract. As team leader, I consider my role as AQtivator to be both a catalyst whose main job is to develop capacities for both Placecaring and Placemaking in the human hive and an aligner of the capacities with resources to [...]

9 12, 2016

Express Your Message Clearly and Congruently

By |2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00December 9th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Voices|3 Comments

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. In the third module of the course we turned from listening (in week 2) to expressing. [...]

11 09, 2016

City Day: Why Don’t We Celebrate the Most Complex Human System?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 11th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|2 Comments

 Celebration MIA On this fifteenth anniversary of both the infamy and redress of New York’s 9/11 World Trade Center attack, I look around the world at the many days we set aside as celebrations and I am struck by a major omission. We celebrate the planet with Earth Day. Most nations celebrate a Nation Day [...]

1 09, 2016

Neo-Civics for a Neo-City?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 1st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Voices|1 Comment

It looks like Neo-Cities are on the drawing boards – and even before Investor Boards. I wonder if the investors will consider similar aspects of investing in cities as they do in entrepreneurial start-ups? Especially the importance of the organizational team? In entrepreneurial ventures the quality of the people generally outweighs the most clever of [...]

20 07, 2016

What Part of the Master Code is Not Working for the Human Hive?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00July 20th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|1 Comment

Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels,  Ferguson, Nice, Orlando, Dallas, Lahore, Baton Rouge, Istanbul. The world’s cities seem threatened from within and without. When Integral City sponsored the Online Webinar 2012, we learned the five major threats that all cities faced were: climate, energy, water, food and finance. Since then we have added a sixth threat that [...]

30 12, 2015

Integral City Meta Blog 2015

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00December 30th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Emergence, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

Here is the Integral City 2015 Meta Blog. It connects the 4 Voices of the Integral City to the Planet, People, Place and Power that energized us in 2015. It follows the traditions of: Integral City Meta Blog 2014 Integral City Meta Blog 2013 1. Equinox/Solstice Newsletters – Integral City Reflective Organ Integral City Reflective Organ [...]

16 09, 2014

Organic Strategies Reinvent Integral Cities

By |2017-04-07T02:57:24+00:00September 16th, 2014|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Voices|1 Comment

Eleven organizations contributed to the research behind the book Reinventing Organizations, by author Frederic Laloux.  If so few organizations passed the filter of Tier 2 qualifications will we have to wait centuries for enough organizations to mature to this stage before we can reinvent our cities? That is a sobering thought – and one that [...]

29 07, 2014

How to Optimize Integral City Impact with Community of Practice

By |2017-04-07T02:57:25+00:00July 29th, 2014|C. Collective Intelligences, city, Inner, Meshworking, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|1 Comment

Mom always used to say, “be careful of the company you keep”. Transpersonal psychologist, Integral pioneer and wise elder, Dr. Roger Walsh, at IEC, emphasized the importance of the company you keep, to support your Integral spiritual practice. By gathering with, for and as the people who embrace the paradigms of evolutionary consciousness and culture, [...]

8 07, 2014

How to Optimize the Impact of Integral City Work

By |2020-05-18T09:40:16+00:00July 8th, 2014|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research, Learning Lhabitat, Voices|2 Comments

How can you optimize the impact of "integral"? That was the question asked by Roger Walsh at his keynote at the Integral Europe Conference. As ever, his wisdom was framed to inspire practise as well as contemplation. We always gain insights about Integral City work from Roger's guidance (see the blog series on "5 Practical Steps [...]