17 09, 2016

What Month Should Celebrate City Day?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 17th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

If I were going to choose a month to celebrate City Day, I would propose September. Why?  Because it is the start of Spring in the southern hemisphere and the start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. One season embraces new life and the other early harvest. Both seasons hold promise and natural impulses for celebration. [...]

1 09, 2016

Neo-Civics for a Neo-City?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 1st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Voices|1 Comment

It looks like Neo-Cities are on the drawing boards – and even before Investor Boards. I wonder if the investors will consider similar aspects of investing in cities as they do in entrepreneurial start-ups? Especially the importance of the organizational team? In entrepreneurial ventures the quality of the people generally outweighs the most clever of [...]

18 09, 2015

How Do We Locate the Smart City?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:20+00:00September 18th, 2015|city|4 Comments

The first GPS locator we look at we could call the Smart City Locator. It tracks the logic of cities using Logic Models – based on Strategic Rational thinking. It depends on scientific and methodical Inquiry – Research and Development in other words. Smart City Locator It collects BIG DATA. It uses the [...]

1 07, 2015

Celebrating Canada’s 4 Quadrant Leaders on Canada Day

By |2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00July 1st, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, H. Research, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to flash the fireworks of July 1 onto the 4 Quadrants of Canada's cohort of Integral Leaders? ©2014 Aboriginal Nations Education, Greater Victoria School Board, BC, CanadaArtist Jamin ZurowskiBear/UL. Wolf /LL. Raven/UR. Salmon/LR.This Totem is a Gift used with permission on this Canada Issue. Please do reproduce without [...]

12 06, 2014

Which Comes First – City Trigger Points or Country Tipping Points?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:26+00:00June 12th, 2014|A. Contexting Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Navigating - IVSM|2 Comments

Have you noticed that news reports of war or “rumours of war” like to point at countries that are on the cusp of disruption or hostility because it is the traditional “big news” story on the global stage? Nevertheless, as I observe the situations of emerging hostility between nations, I see a pattern where cities [...]

30 09, 2013

Integral City Vital Signs Monitors: Prelude to ISO Standard for Cities?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:28+00:00September 30th, 2013|A. Contexting Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM|2 Comments

A new integral paradigm for the city arose from both practise and engagement with many of the cities I have lived in (including Toronto) and from my study and application of the Integral Model. Toronto: Site of Meeting of the Minds 2013 Designing Integral Vital Signs Model A precept of the Integral Model [...]

26 01, 2013

Systems Thinking – A Primer

By |2017-04-07T02:57:30+00:00January 26th, 2013|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences|5 Comments

Systems thinking is fundamental to understanding systems. So to understand systems, let's start with exploring, what are systems? (1) Systems are evolutionary structures. They are characterized by boundaries that contain system elements. Those elements have evolved across deep time, from the Big Bang until now. The basic evolutionary strata that we can point to on [...]

18 02, 2012

Meshworking EVOLUTIONARY Intelligences for the Human Hive

By |2017-04-07T02:57:34+00:00February 18th, 2012|A. Contexting Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences|1 Comment

This blog is the second prologue for a keynote at the FreshOutlook Feb. 27, 2012 Building SustainABLE Communities Conference. Evolutionary Intelligence is the capacity to transcend and include the intelligences we currently demonstrate, in order to allow new intelligences to emerge. Evolutionary Intelligence is an impulse present at the centre of our Integral City compass, that springs [...]

16 02, 2012

MESHWORKING Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive

By |2017-04-07T02:57:35+00:00February 16th, 2012|Classroom course, F. Training, Meshworking|5 Comments

This blog is a first prologue for a keynote at the FreshOutlook Feb. 27, 2012 Building SustainABLE Communities Conference. Meshworking is an intelligence of the human hive (Hamilton, 2008) that creates a "meshwork" by weaving together the best of two operating systems — one that self-organizes, and one that replicates hierarchical structures. From an Integral City perspective this [...]