A 2-day introduction to the basic toolkit of the Integral City model.
Explore the three powerful images animating Integral City systems – the integral map, the meshwork, and the human hive.
Learn the framework of practices and tools that reveal the common patterns that impact the lives of individuals, organisations, and communities within your city.
Draw on your own and fellow participants situations how the Integral City Toolkit guides you beyond models for Urban Ecovillages and Traditional, Smart and Resilient Cities.
This course will help you to see the city as a whole system that responds like a resilient Human Hive; meshes Complex Relationships for Smart & Resilient City learning; and Integrates Intentions for vibrant cultures, innovative economies and healthy environments.
This course is designed for people who want to learn how the Integral Model can be applied in a practical way to integrate and align the dynamics of their personal and professional lives in village governance and/or local government, business innovators and/or enterprising leaders and in Civil Society or the Third Sector. This course is for urban practitioners as well as village elders, city staff, regional developers and municipal agencies (including fire, police, healthcare, education, emergency response, justice). It will be very useful for anyone working in the Third Sector, as leaders, staff or volunteers. It is an introductory course for people practising in smaller towns or larger urban centers. It is also offered to consultants, practitioners, and professionals serving urban and regional development who want to explore how an Integral City model can add higher and deeper options to their urban strategies.
In the course, we introduce participants to the 4+1 Voices of the Integral City (Business, Local Government, Civil Society, and Citizens, plus actors from other regional cities). We explore the basic toolbox of the Integral City. The toolkit contains core teachings from the Integral City Book series. We explain the 5 sets of Intelligences that all cities need for coping with local challenges like citizen engagement or global challenges like climate change responses. We offer 5 maps of the city that can be used to align all the scales of interaction from individual expression to neighbourhood meetings to city-wide sustainability. And we use the biomimicry of the beehive to reveal how the 4+1 Voices of the Human Hive can work together for setting priorities and achieving prosperity.
During the training, we will draw upon the research and experience of the Integral City Communities of Practise (in Canada, USA, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Finland, Mexico). We will respond to participant questions, curiosities, and learning objectives.
What is truly amazing about Marilyn’s books and courses is that they serve as guides for the real-world heroes dealing with the real-world issues, while offering a direct connection to the timeless dimension of ever-present Wisdom and Wholeness.Lev Gordon, Cofounder of Living Cities Movement, Russia
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)
Prof Marilyn Hamilton
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, will be joined by co-facilitator Beth Sanders.
Beth Sanders MCP, RPP, MCIP
lives in Edmonton, AB, Canada. She is a Civic Meshworker and City Planner. Beth is president of POPULUS Community Planning Inc., where 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. She is the former general manager of the Brandon and Area Planning District (Manitoba) and general manager of the planning and development department for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray, Alberta), co-founder of the Center for Human Emergence (CHE) Canada and co-designer and co-host of the global, Integral City 2.0 Online Conference 2012. At every scale of the system, Beth creates environments that allow people to focus and integrate their decision making by being wise, purposeful and calm amid competing demands. Beth is blogging her book in progress, Nest City: The Human Drive to Thrive in Cities, at http://populus.ca/plan/blog/, from Edmonton, Canada.
Accommodation, meals & tuition is included in the price.
This is a 2-day introductory training intensive.
Registration: 11 am at Findhorn Foundation Community Centre.
Lunch: 12:30-2:00 pm in the Findhorn Foundation Community Centre.
Depart after lunch.