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17 06, 2020

Covid19 Lessons for Right-Sizing Cities

By |2020-06-17T15:31:07+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 |2020-06-17T15:44:03+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 |2020-06-17T15:36:08+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 |2020-06-17T15:40:22+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, [...]

7 03, 2020

Fay Blackburn Lived the Master Code of Care

By |2020-03-09T09:30:28+00:00March 7th, 2020|Caring, Householder Dharma, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

The greater Findhorn community lost a dearly beloved Master Community Carer February 24, 2020, when Fay Blackburn died. Fay, born in Yorkshire and a sometime resident in Canada had lived in Findhorn since the 1990’s. Since her passing, Fay has been recognized, mourned, remembered and celebrated in Findhorn meditations, Taizé singing, at the [...]

9 02, 2020

Integral City: Evolving Gaia’s Organs of Peace

By |2020-02-09T17:23:09+00:00February 9th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Caring, Complex Challenges, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Peace, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

Pyeongchang Peace Forum 2020 invited Marilyn Hamilton to speak at their Forum February 10, 2020. Unfortunately, because of travel restrictions related to the Novel Coronavirus Dr. Hamilton was not able to attend in person. However, she shares this Abstract of her presentation and sends her deepest Appreciation to the organizers, presenters and attendees. [...]

21 12, 2019

Integral City 2019: AMSTERDAM

By |2019-12-23T12:59:02+00:00December 21st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, City of Year, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Placecaring, Placemaking|4 Comments

Amsterdam, City of Water is Integral City of the Year 2019. Amsterdam will be the city featured on the new cover of the Second Edition of Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences of the Human Hive. In a year when we saw high tides engulf Venice, Amsterdam (often called Venice of the North)  continued to survive [...]

1 08, 2019

Integral City Prepares for Ecology Panel at GEN EU 2019 Conference

By |2019-08-01T12:17:08+00:00August 1st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Complex Challenges, D. Strategic Intelligences, Ecosphere, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

Before we arrived at the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) 2019 European Conference we were interviewed with our fellow panelists on key questions. Here below is the interview with Marilyn Hamilton, Found of Integral City Meshworks Inc. GEN: What Profile is Marilyn Hamilton bringing to GEN? MH: Marilyn Hamilton is the Founder of Integral [...]