Living in Integral Cities: A conversation with Marilyn Hamilton

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton is one of the world’s most thoughtful commentators on the future of cities, and how they can become more “alive” expressing and serving the deep needs and aspirations of their inhabitants, living closer to nature. It is a timely conversation in an era of urban dystopia.

Conversation with Dr. Joseph Cambray on Emergence from Complexity

In this Evolutionary Conversation former Pacifica University President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Cambray, and Julian Gresser, explore the theory of emergence in helping communities like Santa Barbara foresee, manage, and then thrive when facing complex adaptive challenges. Joseph Cambray Synchronicity—Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected World (2012) Synchronicity and Emergence Altered States, Intelligences, and Oracles: Re-visioning […]

Revitalizing the Humanities
(Part II)

In Part II Professors James Engell and John Paul Russo joined the Evolutionary Conversation, enriching the inquiry. James Engell, Jean Paul Russo, Julian Gresser, Roger Malina, Ben Levi, and Bill Moulton The death of the Humanities is a collective loss for all humankind. The Humanities return us not only the glory and grandeur of the […]

Gaiapolis East Asia

Highlights of the Conversation with Gaiapolis Project Founders In this video, the Gaiapolis founders discuss the practical challenges in realizing the Gaiapolis vision in the complex setting of East Asia. The matter is urgent, given the rising military and political tensions in the region. Gaiapolis suggests that rapidly enhancing quality in every sphere of life […]

The Trigger Method: A Powerful Way to Assess the Leverage of Strategic Industries and Technologies in Economic Growth and Job Creation

The Trigger Method (in Japanese: hikigane shiho) (The Trigger Method PDF) was conceived during a two- year research project and special cross disciplinary course conducted by Professor Julian Gresser at the Harvard Law School and MIT’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society between 1982-1984. It was part of a book Partners in Prosperity—Strategic Industries for the U.S. and […]

Gamifying the Process: The Intelligent Resilience Wheel

The process of building community-wide resilience for all of Santa Barbara can be approached in a manner that is playful and fun for all. The process of building community-wide resilience for all of Santa Barbara is far too important a challenge not to be approached in manner that is whimsy, playful, and fun for all. […]