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18 12, 2019

Gaia’s Reflective Organ Reflects on Power Over – Power With – Power As?

By |2019-12-18T15:59:04+00:00December 18th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Meshworking|3 Comments

The December solstice opens the door to the theme of Power in the Human Hive. Gaia’s Reflective Organs (as individuals, collectives and human hives) have evolved through three eras of Power: Over, With and As. Power Over In today’s world too often, Power is associated with Power Over. The news delights in reporting [...]

20 11, 2019

Integral City Stories for Our Times

By |2019-11-19T06:42:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

“People need stories more than food to stay alive.” (Barry Lopez) That observation has always been one of my favourite insights into the depths of human nature. When I review the epic voyage to 10 cities (BC Canada: Delta, Vancouver, Mission, Abbotsford; Scotland: Findhorn, Edinburgh; India: Auroville, Chennai, Agra, Delhi) in the last six [...]

13 11, 2019

Biomimicry Lessons from the Beehive for Hindustan U Architecture Class

By |2019-11-14T20:38:01+00:00November 13th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle|0 Comments

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton offered a lecture to Dr. Sheeba Chander's class in the Architecture & City Planning Program at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science in Chennai, India, on October 30, 2019. Here is a picture of the class and the key images we used to illustrate how the honey bee offers lessons in [...]

13 11, 2019

Refocusing Human Sensitivity in a Digital World

By |2019-11-14T20:42:21+00:00November 13th, 2019|Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Through Caring, Contexting, Capacity Building “How are our systems supporting us in the fullness of our humanity?” Answering this research question moved my career from the study of leadership patterns to the connections amongst teams, organizations, communities and now cities – in both face-to-face and digital worlds. I have written three books that explore [...]

23 10, 2019

From Findhorn Beehive to Vancouver Human Hive: How Evo & Eco Evolve Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By |2019-10-23T17:22:18+00:00October 23rd, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Global/Worldcentric, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

Keynote Address Ecocity World Summit, October 8, 2019 by Marilyn Hamilton PhD, Integral City Meshworks Founder Introduction Think Global, Act Local – who in this room has heard this expression before? Most of us. Can you even remember the first time you heard this and where you were? It’s not quite a moonshot [...]

13 09, 2019

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2019: Strike the City vs City on Strike

By |2019-09-17T09:14:53+00:00September 13th, 2019|C. Collective Intelligences, Complex Challenges, Designing Impact, Emergence, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM, Newsletter, Spirituality|0 Comments

This newsletter is published quarterly using a cycle of perspectives on the Integral City viewed from: Planet, People, Place and Power. The theme of this issue is Place. … we ground the cycle of Place Caring and Place Making with an evaluation process that is itself a fractal of the cycle. In order [...]

6 09, 2019

Citizen & Civil Society Organizations Evolve with Lessons from the Honey Bee

By |2019-09-06T13:21:08+00:00September 6th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Enlivening Edge|0 Comments

Integral City identifies 4 Voices of the City: Citizens, Civil Society, Civic Managers and Business/Innovators. Each of these Voices has organizational forms, but some are more developed than others. The organizational voices of Civic Managers and Business/Innovators are commonly expressed through their public and private institutions both of which have decades of practices and [...]

5 09, 2019

Waking Up the Human Hive: Act 3 Choreographing With Nature

By |2019-09-05T15:20:39+00:00September 5th, 2019|Building - Structures, Caring, Caring, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This series of blogs forms Integral City's contributions to Paul van Schaik's Urban Hub Volume 15 - Thrivable Cities Graphic Book. We imagined a Dance in 3 Acts based on the Findhorn Foundation's 3 Principles: Prelude+ Deep Inner Listening Work is Love in Action Co-Creating with the Intelligences of Nature [...]

5 09, 2019

Waking Up the Human Hive: Act 2 Work is Love in Action

By |2019-09-05T15:21:11+00:00September 5th, 2019|Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Outer, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This series of blogs forms Integral City's contributions to Paul van Schaik's Urban Hub Volume 15 - Thrivable Cities Graphic Book. We imagined a Dance in 3 Acts based on the Findhorn Foundation's 3 Principles: Prelude+ Deep Inner Listening Work is Love in Action Co-Creating with the Intelligences of Nature [...]

5 09, 2019

Imagine Waking Up the Human Hive: Act 1 Deep Inner Listening

By |2019-09-05T15:22:10+00:00September 5th, 2019|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This series of blogs forms Integral City's contributions to Paul van Schaik's Urban Hub Volume 15 - Thrivable Cities Graphic Book. We imagined a Dance in 3 Acts based on the Findhorn Foundation's 3 Principles: Prelude+ Deep Inner Listening Work is Love in Action Co-Creating with the Intelligences of Nature [...]