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24 06, 2016

Brexit Morning After Intelligence from Inside the Un-United UK

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle|3 Comments

Ian McDonald, member of Centre for Human Emergence Global, makes some on-the-scene integrally informed observations of the morning after the Brexit Vote. Ian writes. As you might imagine, it has been an interesting 18 hours in the UK since we [CHE Global} spoke.  As I suspected the voter engagement was very high with 72% of [...]

24 06, 2016

Brexit Needs Guidance from the Edge of Inside

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Level 7 Yellow|2 Comments

"When people are afraid or defensive, they have no tolerance for the person at the edge of inside. They want purity, rigid loyalty and lock step unity. But now more than ever we need people who have the courage to live on the edge of inside, who love their parties and organizations so much that [...]

15 04, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00April 15th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Level 7 Yellow, Newsletter|0 Comments

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View This newletter 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. The chance to stretch my imagination for the value of Integral City beyond [...]

1 07, 2014

Canada Day: Dance With the Maple Leaf Memelights

By |2017-04-07T02:57:26+00:00July 1st, 2014|city, G. Levels: Developmental/Evolutionary, Level 1 Beige, Level 2 Purple, Level 3 Red, Level 4 Blue, Level 5 Orange, Level 6 Green, Level 7 Yellow, Level 8 Turquoise|0 Comments

  May we dance with the Maple Leaf Meme-lights as they vibrate with the resilient commit-ments of Life. May the Northern Lights from our flashing energy field radiate: beige to protect our individual needs for physical and spiritual safety and survival; and prevent harm to all individuals. purple to honour the traditions and heritage of [...]

5 07, 2012

Sense in the City Summer 2012 – Co-Create the Future of the Human Hive

By |2017-04-07T02:57:32+00:00July 5th, 2012|Dialogue, F. Training, H. Research, Level 5 Orange, Level 6 Green, Level 7 Yellow, Telecourse|0 Comments

July Greetings, Integral City-zens and Friends of Integral City   Today's Integral City Sparkies for City Co-Creators: Architect Christopher Alexander is experimenting with the “Phenomenon of Life,” co-designing living worlds where building centers, hulls and space are co-created with the stakeholders and future users of the buildings. He and his team are doing this with everyone from poor [...]

29 03, 2011

Songpa South Korea Awarded the Globe Sustainable City Award 2011

By |2017-04-07T02:57:38+00:00March 29th, 2011|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Navigating - IVSM|1 Comment

STOCKHOLM, March 28, 2011 − The South Korean district Songpa wins the Globe Sustainable City Award 2011 for excellent sustainable urban development. The Globe Sustainable City Award is now presented for the third year. The aim of the City Award is to recognize cities and municipalities, which excel in sustainable, urban development, and to set a [...]

31 01, 2011

Death of Personal Responsibility & Nanny State => System Social Responsibility?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:39+00:00January 31st, 2011|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow|1 Comment

Last week the National Post (NP) ran a most interesting series on the death of personal responsibility . Many of the reporters spoke nostaligically of a time when life was determined by the decisions of individuals and families unmitigated by the so-called  nanny state . This vociferously argued dialectic seems to me a false one. It [...]

28 01, 2011

One City: A Clash of Healths

By |2017-04-07T02:57:39+00:00January 28th, 2011|Level 7 Yellow, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Further to my interview with Will Varey in Perth about emergence in the city (also see Blog) we talked about the dilemma that in one location we have multiple cities. Effectively each citizen carries around a unique mental model of the city and through the magic of self-organizing systems we negotiate this complex territory. The [...]

18 05, 2010

Cities 2020 – Kedgeforward

By |2017-04-07T02:57:42+00:00May 18th, 2010|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle, Uncategorized|0 Comments

 In the last decade the concept of the city as a human habitat that is mapped in terms of bricks and mortar, managed by fiat from city hall and developed by entrepreneurs for corporate profit has given faint signals of change. This has happened because we have witnessed the city collapse underneath the weight of [...]

5 01, 2010

Eco-Regions and Water/Food Equation

By |2017-04-07T02:57:43+00:00January 5th, 2010|D. Strategic Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Level 4 Blue, Level 5 Orange, Level 6 Green, Level 7 Yellow, Navigating - IVSM|0 Comments

If you want to find out how complex the relationship between ecology, water resources and human food supplies is becoming, check out this item on Endangerd Species Act Ruling and food production in California. In order to even grasp the players in this scenario one has to gain some altitude and look at it systemically. It [...]