Designing Impact for the Human Hive
How do you inquire about, act in and impact the city as citizen, civic manager, or placemaker? Learn through a series of process, project, and program designs that integrate the consciousness and culture of Placecaring, with the actions and systems of Placemaking. Explore Integral City’s design cycles using: The Knowing Field, the Master Code, 12 City Intelligences, City Values & Vital Signs Monitors, 4 Voices, Prototyping Rapid Innovation, Meshworking People, Place and Planet, and Evaluating Outcomes. You may discover a linear or a non-linear path to optimize impact or chart a grand tour. In any case, you will find an inquiry-action-impact system that is replicable, frequently iterative and provides a framework for enacting deep change in the human hive.
“The unusual and captivating hero of this book is the city. Not an inert mass of buildings, but a collective, a hive, a holarchy that brings people and processes of inquiry together in action. This is a resource for action researchers in the field of urban planning and perhaps for all whole systems/integration professionals.”