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18 01, 2021

Cities Rising for a Regenerative World: AQtivating cities at scale

By |2021-01-18T18:08:49+00:00January 18th, 2021|Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Notice your relationship with your city/community and your learning edges. Reframing the role of cities as Gaia’s Reflective Organs This was a weeklong program January 11 - 15 convened by Integral City, Nest City, Ubiquity University and Humanity Rising ChatAction Group Overview Inspired by HR’s week of Bouncing Beyond to a Regenerative World convened in October 2020 [...]

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 [...]

13 10, 2020

4 + 1 Voices  Generate Antibodies of Care in the Pandemic City

By |2020-10-13T14:56:47+00:00October 13th, 2020|Caring, Caring, Emergence, Householder Dharma, Placecaring, Voices|2 Comments

Every Voice of the city has a role to play in the city as we all experience the pandemic. Each Voice is experiencing a different challenge, but each Voice can respond in positive, life-giving ways. As we respond in positive ways, we generate antibodies of Care which are the real strength behind the effectiveness [...]

14 07, 2020

Humanity Rising: Imagine Thriving Human Hives as Gaia’s Reflective Organs

By |2020-07-16T09:54:07+00:00July 14th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Humanity Rising Solutions This infographic was created for Humanity Rising Solutions online summit, July 16, 2020. Dowload Links 3 Links to FREE Urban Hub 20: https://integralcity.com/2020/04/14/news-flash-urban-hub-20-accelerating-city-change-in-a-vuca-world/ Amsterdam: Integral City of the Year 2019: https://integralcity.com/2019/12/21/integral-city-2019-amsterdam/ Free Mighty Network with Nest City: https://integral-nest-city.mn.co/members Humanity Rising Solutions July 16 https://humanityrising.solutions/agenda/ Beyond Resilient Online: [...]

17 06, 2020

Covid19 Lessons for Right-Sizing Cities

By |2020-10-13T11:03:01+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 |2020-10-13T10:57:49+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 |2020-10-13T10:42:10+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 |2020-10-13T10:49:12+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 [...]

8 03, 2020

Co-Creative Integrities – Ethos-making

By |2020-03-08T15:45:24+00:00March 8th, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Placecaring, Placemaking, Reframing, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Making a Place We Can All Call Home: Wrestling with VUCA – Through Placemaking As Wellbeing By Design This is four in a series of 6 Thought Pieces by Ian Wight exploring his contribution to Urban Hub 20: Accelerating City Transformation in a VUCA World (curated by Marilyn Hamilton, published by Paul van Schaik, [...]