Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive

by: Heather on 10/17/2008
Posted in: New Books

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton's Integral City is just off press!

In a recent interview with the magazine Integral Leadership Review, Marilyn describes one of the many reasons why she wrote the book - to help us understand cities as an integral whole rather than just a sum of their separate parts.

We are so embedded in the city that the city is us, we cannot see it as an object. It is not until we are able to get outside of it that we can begin to see the effects of our own personal and collective choices. The city shows us on a huge scale the effects of our personal choices. Many if not most of us are just not ready to look that in the face yet. And yet we know the natural ebb and flow of human systems are calling us to do exactly that. We have to get to the altitude that our Google Earth gives us. And start to use it for very good purposes. Not just trying to increase the consumerism of our developed world and trying to make individuals ‘better' but that we have to recognize that the rest of the world, the developing world, is calling on the same resources we are.

If you're in the Vancouver area, check out the Integral City book launch and public dialogue on Creating Healthy Cities on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 7:00 - 9:30 pm. The launch is sponsored by the University Women's Club of Vancouver and will be held at the Hycroft manor located at 1489 McRae Ave. in Vancouver near Granville & 16 Ave. Seating is limited, so please register by Oct. 30 to attend. To register phone 604 731-4661 or email Admission by donation.

Integral City


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