In the 21st century as the world becomes increasingly complex, the city cries out for mobilising the collective intelligence of all of us. Curating about the urban stories and changemakers based on Commons, peer to peer and evolutionary movements this website shines a light on how and where these new vehicles for maximising our collective intelligence are emerging. In an increasingly integrated, consciously evolving world, this website shares empowering alternatives for the inner and outer evolution of our cities and provides a glimpse into the inspired urban commons and urban changemakers (working in partnership with market and state) destined to take centre stage in the co-creation of our cities.
Curating urban stories and sharing alternatives is the first base of an evolving design process for this website, the overall aim being to inspire action from the grassroots, the private and public sectors to co-create sustainable and abundant commons-based cityscapes. Check out the presentation below to view the current process design.
Evolutionary Cities holds an Evolutionary Worldview, and as such is designed to:
Facilitate communities in the integral discovery of what they want and need from their cities, in order to achieve the highest natural and human potential in cities of the future.
This is achieved by:
- Building our visions of Cities of the Future - towards visions that serve and honour all perspectives. This is achieved through regular front page media posts, information arising from the city libraries, and city cafes - all harvested to produce successive quarterly city sense-making reports.
- Mapping Networks of Urban Changemakers - Posting blog posts under the urban changemakers category – on particular individuals, groups and organizations noted as urban change makers.
- Documenting and facilitating the coming together of distinct communities in city collaboratives - including individual, group and organizational inter-group and inter-sector collaboratives that work together to grow action research initiatives.
- Facilitation techniques and web-based platforms that enhance collaboration, posted under the social-organization category.
- Using the Community Rights Toolbox and Community Design Toolbox to activate the legal rights and creative agency at the grassroots; and facilitate the emergence of glocal cities through interconnected community holons.