- A 4-day residential training for catalysts to engage inquiry and action for reinventing today’s cities for the future.
- Interact in-depth with the 4+1 Voices of the Integral City to prototype strategic possibilities.
- Learn new solutions, tools and guiding principles to enable the emergence of sustainability and resilience for the future of cities now.
- Discover the unique contributions that you make to the aliveness of the Human Hive.
This course will build on the previous course Beyond Smart: Integral City Practices, Tools & Maps and prepare participants for the advanced course Beyond Complexity: Integral City Care, Contexts & Capacity.
We will explore the city as the Human Hive and co-create the conditions for you to catalyse and explore all the Voices who inhabit your spheres of influence – including family, neighbourhood, workplaces, recreation zones, communities, city, and eco-regions.
You will have the opportunity to experiment with new designs for the challenges you face in your city environments. And you will gain experience with a set of five maps and an evolutionary compass to discover new solutions to the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) problems that plague the cities of today. You will leave the Findhorn Ecovillage with new tools and a set of guiding principles we call the Master Code to enable the emergence of sustainability and resilience for the future of cities now.
The training is specifically designed for people from the 4 Voices of the city, so you can practice working together as an integrated team. The course welcomes:
Business leaders seeking greater understanding of the opportunities for their businesses.
Civil Society(Third Sector) leaders seeking more effective ways of delivering the services they provide.
Local Government Leaders with responsibilities across a range of services, such as health-care, schooling, law enforcement etc.
Engaged Citizens, who explore, create and live their lives in the human hive.
Our time together will draw upon the research of the author and the Integral City Communities of Practise (in Canada, USA, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Mexico); integrate the experiences of your fellow participants.
Hamilton’s work is an essential guide for understanding the evolution of a city as a learning system and how to fulfill it’s potential as a true expression of Gaia.Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., 57th President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)
Marilyn Hamilton PhD, CPA/CGA (ret)
Marilyn Hamilton is the author/innovator of the paradigm-shifting frameworks, research and impact designs of Integral City website, blogs, courses and books (Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive; Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive; and Integral City 3.7: Reframing Complex Challenges for Gaia’s Human Hives). Marilyn Hamilton, Founder of Integral City Meshworks, lives in Findhorn The Park, Scotland. www.integralcity.com
Beth Sanders MCP, RPP, MCIP
Beth is a Civic Meshworker and City Planner. President of POPULUS Community Planning Inc., she works as a registered professional planner across Canada with citizens, civic governments, business and community organizations striving to create the conditions for cities to serve citizens well – and citizens to serve cities well. Beth works for cities at every scale: she serves on the boards of her neighborhood community league (as past president), the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (as past president), and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Beth’s book, Nest City: The Human Drive to Thrive in Cities, is in publication. Beth lives in Edmonton, AB, Canada. http://populus.ca
All prices include four nights’ accommodation (Tuesday – Friday, depart Saturday 9 am), all meals (vegetarian, local, organic where possible) course content and facilitation.