This 4-day course is for “catalysts” to explore inquiry and action that inspires productive impact for reinventing today’s cities for the future. You will interact with the 4+1 Voices of the Integral City (Business, Local Government, Civil Society and Citizens, plus actors from other regional cities) to prototype strategic possibilities.
Integral City introduces you to new ways to think about, act in, relate to and reinvent the city as a Human Hive. Through placecaring and placemaking, we invite you to discover the unique contributions you make to its aliveness.
We believe the future of cities will emerge not just from the bottom up through Smart City Technology or the top down through Resilient approaches – but from the integrated actions of the 4+1 Voices in all the cities in your eco-region, as you reinvent your Human Hives.
This event will explore the city as the Human Hive. We will co-create the conditions for you to catalyze and explore all the Voices who inhabit your spheres of influence – including family, neighbourhood, workplaces, recreation zones, communities, city and eco-regions.
We will invite you to experiment with Placecaring (the development of capacity for a place through growing the inner life of consciousness and culture) and Placemaking (the development of capacity for a place through growing the outer life that can be monitored and prototyped) to become conscious catalysts of the Integral City – the most complex system currently being created by humans.