Celebration MIA On this fifteenth anniversary of both the infamy and redress of New York’s 9/11 World Trade Center attack, I look around the world at the many days we set aside as celebrations and I am struck by a major omission. We celebrate the planet with Earth Day. Most nations celebrate a Nation Day [...]
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Y2K ... 911 ... Hurricane Sandy ... What do they have in common? How did each of these events trigger evolutionary intelligences? From the perspective of Integral City each of these events posed a global pain point that was/is matched by a glocal care response. Y2K was the computer software bug that threatened infrastructure communication [...]
Blog Action Day! The Power of WE! What and how did we discover the Power of WE in the recent Integral City 2.0 Online Conference? Without the many WE’s in our conference, we could never have emerged the insights to create a new operating system for the Human Hive. But with the power of WE [...]
Ten days after the final Integral City 2.0 Online Conference (IC2OC) ... and we have celebrated our first Thanksgiving (whose timing we borrow from Canada :-)) We are thankful for the people who made the IC2OC possible: all the volunteers, the speakers, the affiliates and the participants - in a constantly intermeshing order. We have [...]
The relevance of evolution intelligence to the whole field of city wellbeing influences how the city develops its purpose, identity, vision, values, cultural relationships and even its infrastructures. When a city can be aligned around core evolutionary values in an explicit way (like storytelling instead of non-inclusive city planning practices) it can more easily sustain quality of [...]
Exploring the intelligence of the city is a necessary research project to ensure the survival of the human species on this earth. Bucky Fuller "The 21st century is when we find out if the human race is a failed experiment." "We do not have a political problem, we have a design problem. We must design [...]
Evolutionary intelligence is the capacity to transcend and include the intelligences we currently demonstrate, in order to allow new intelligences to emerge. Evolutionary intelligence looks backward at our evolutionary history and forward to our evolutionary future. It assumes that life conditions will continue to change and the human species will change and adapt and evolve [...]
From an Integral Vital Signs Monitor design, the Integral Scorecard can become the reporting vehicle for informing all the stakeholders of the city. It tells us whether we are achieving the purpose and objectives of the city in a sustainable way. It reveals to us if we are amassing the energy, matter and information that [...]
Navigating intelligence allows us to scan the environment and make decisions about our course corrections using Integral Vital Signs Monitors (IVSM). An IVSM is a reporting system whose design is based on an integral framework. It utilizes life-sustaining indicators and communicates its results in a universal language. An IVSM system mines existing databases, gathers new data [...]
Navigating intelligence monitors and discloses the wellbeing or general condition of the city. Many city information officers are now developing versions of vital signs monitor for monitoring and reporting the health of the city. From an eco-regional perspective the indicators should track what Jared Diamond noted every society must pay attention to for long-term survival: [...]