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Integral City: Enlivening City Maps with Rhythm & Dynamics

By |2017-04-07T02:57:30+00:00February 28th, 2013|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence|

Integral City how do we map the rhythms and dynamics of your life? In the last five posts we have explored the five Maps of Integral City. Each reveals new territory. I have described the merits of Maps 1,2,3 and 4 (borrowing from the organizational icons in the book Spiral Dynamics) in the audio (and printed) book, Integral City: [...]

Integral City Map 4: Shape-shifting Structures That Fit

By |2017-04-07T02:57:30+00:00February 19th, 2013|Building - Structures, Emergence, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM|

Integral City how do we honor the many systems, structures and infrastructures that have emerged to shape you ? Map 4 offers us a cartography of organizational forms so we can appreciate how many functions serve the complexity of city life. Integral City Map 4: The Complex Adaptive Structures of Change The built structures [...]

Integral City Map 3: Relating Change to Exchange

By |2017-04-07T02:57:30+00:00February 15th, 2013|Building - Structures, Ego, Ethno, Global/Worldcentric, Inner, Lifecycle, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|

Integral City how do we relate to your constant changes and exchanges? Map 3 reveals the cycles that flow through and around your prolific eco-system. Integral City Map 3: The Scalar Fractal Relationship of Micro, Meso and Macro Human Systems In the city, as individuals we grow our capacities. When life conditions trigger [...]

Integral City Map 2: Evolving Gardens of Creativity

By |2017-09-17T22:58:43+00:00February 12th, 2013|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Lifecycle|

Integral City how do I create thee?   Perhaps Map 2 can reveal how ... There are points of time, of distant memory,  when the soul unites  within the pattern of the universe.   That union brings forth the understanding of life's harmony.   So it should be within the  [city] garden … Author Unknown [...]

Systems Patterns – a Language for Living

By |2017-09-18T00:17:20+00:00February 5th, 2013|Integral Maps, Lifecycle|

The patterns embedded in human systems have evolved for hundreds of thousands of years.   Indeed, as living systems, the patterns have emerged from the 4 billion years that Life has vibrated on the dance floor of the Planet, as single cell microbes to  multi-organ persons. These patterns emerge from expressing the simple rules [...]