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.

Santa Barbara as a Resilient City: 10 Steps Toward Sustainable Change

To effect beneficial change in any community requires a commitment by that community to heighten the level of awareness, engagement, and innovative thinking. Here are ten practical actions for Santa Barbara to implement a program of immediate and sustainable change toward enhanced integral resilience benefiting the entire community. Action # 1: Launch a Community-wide Educational […]

Big Heart Intelligence in Healthy Workplaces and Sustainable Communities

Following recent advances linking green design and a Well Building Standard™ that are reported to enhance cognitive function, the author passionately advocates a bold new concept of “Big Heart Intelligence (BHI). BHI will transform how we design, build, and engage in healthier, more sustainable workplaces and living environments, and catch the wave of the next […]

Big Heart Intelligence and Corporate Destiny

The idea that “character is destiny” is ascribed to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus (535-475 BC) who taught that the world is constantly in flux.1 The two are related, because character is the quality that provides balance, foresight, and wisdom against forces seemingly beyond our control. Like people, organizations have character often referred to as “culture.” […]