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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

Telling We-Stories to Our Future: A Poiesis of Sophrosynes?

By |2020-03-08T15:53:22+00:00March 8th, 2020|Placemaking, Short Story, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Making a Place We Can All Call Home: Wrestling with VUCA – Through Placemaking As Wellbeing By Design This is six 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, [...]

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

In Pursuit of Ecological Wisdom: Inter-Subjective According in the Noosphere?

By |2020-03-08T15:48:41+00:00March 7th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Making a Place We Can All Call Home: Wrestling with VUCA – Through Placemaking As Wellbeing By Design This is one 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, [...]