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28 06, 2017

Living Cities Russia – Interview with Co-Founder Lev Gordon

By |2017-06-30T00:04:20+00:00June 28th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, F. Training, Global/Worldcentric, Inner, Outer|Comments Off on Living Cities Russia – Interview with Co-Founder Lev Gordon

Integral City sat down in June, 2017, with Lev Gordon on his recent visit to North America. We got the "inside scoop" from Lev on how he and his colleagues had transformed the Urbanfest 2014, featuring Integral City with other urban experts, into a Living Cities Association that stretches from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg. [...]

4 05, 2017

Integral City Designs for Collective Impact

By |2017-05-07T16:13:45+00:00May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ego, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, H. Research, Inquiry, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

When Integral City works with a city like Durant, we design with a framework based on Values and the 4 Voices of the Human Hive. Our methodologies are designed around the principles for collective impact embedded in: Appreciative Inquiry Action Research The 4 Voices include the Citizens, Civil Society, Civic Managers and Business. [...]

6 12, 2016

Integral City “In This Together” – Learning Retrospective

By |2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00December 6th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, F. Training, H. Research, Level 7 Yellow, Telecourse|9 Comments

In October and November 2016, key members from Integral City’s Community of Practice and Constellation signed on to learn facilitation basics with Ten Directions’  “In This Together” (ITT) online course. Linda, Alia, Diana Claire, Anne-Marie, Pieter, Marilyn and Kara attended via Zoom from the comfort of their workplace and/or abodes in Surrey BC, Seattle Washington, [...]

24 06, 2016

Brexit Leave Vote=Gift of Death – Note from NL

By |2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00June 24th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, Level 7 Yellow, Lifecycle|1 Comment

My friend, Lisette Schuitemaker, another Center for Human Emergence Global member from the Netherlands writes to us on Brexit.   Dear all, and most of all dear Ian (who wrote this message) and Jon [residents of UK], What a turn of events - what a dramatic way of disengaging with the EU-project - feels like [...]

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 [...]

7 11, 2015

Discovering How Politics of Dignity Counters Politics of Fear

By |2017-04-07T02:57:20+00:00November 7th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Emergence, Level 1 Beige, Level 2 Purple, Level 3 Red, Level 4 Blue|1 Comment

In September 2015 the Centre for Human Emergence Netherlands explored with me a proposition: The politics of fear can be trumped by the politics of dignity, regarding refugees, immigrants and voters. We explored this question (drawn from Angela Merkel’s challenge to Europe in the face of the tide of refugees) using Systemic Constellation Work (SCW). [...]

31 08, 2015

Bee Hive Metaphor Offers Human Hive Disturbing Pattern of Survival?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:20+00:00August 31st, 2015|city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, G. Levels: Developmental/Evolutionary|3 Comments

Are metaphors useful when real life intrudes on their original power as a pattern framer? Colony Collapse Disorder For instance (almost a decade ago) when I coined the term “Human Hive” as a metaphor for the living, evolutionary human system of the city, it predated many life events that have since occurred. Perhaps [...]

21 06, 2015

Pope Francis Calls for Integral Ecology

By |2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00June 21st, 2015|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Level 8 Turquoise, Level 9 Coral, Master Intelligence, Spirituality|4 Comments

Pope Francis is calling for an ecological reframing for the faithful in his sweeping new encyclical on the environment. In “Laudato Si,” or “Be Praised” (or “Praised Be,”). He addresses issues that individuals must take responsibility for, as well as larger collectives - including cities. Pope Francis warns of harming nature, the costs of industrial pollution, resource [...]