Beyond Resilient: Integral City Inquiry, Action and Impact

  • Faculty: Marilyn Hamilton, PhD, Beth Sanders MCP, RPP
  • Macrocourse
  • 3 hours/week, 12 Weeks
  • Content Category: Knowledge, Impact
  • Academic Credit: 3 Credits

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Live Faculty Sessions will run beginning on January 20 through April 7, 2021. Times for the weekly calls will be announced. Live sessions take place weekly via Zoom. If you are taking this course for credit, your attendance at these live sessions is highly encouraged.


Pricing: BA – $300, MA – $600, PhD – $900. If you are not an enrolled degree student, but wish to do the live sessions with Marilyn and Beth you will use the “Audit – No Credit” option for $240. Lite version is currently not available. To purchase, please click the “Take This Course” button over on the right hand side of this listing. The purchasing process is simple and easy to understand, however if you have any issues please contact our Registrar, Veronica Saldias at and she can help you. Please do not correspond directly with faculty about any platform matters. You may also click the “Chat” button down on the left-hand side of the screen and log a question there.

Course Description:

Beyond Resilient (Online) enables Practitioners, Catalysts and Meshworkers to build capacitating scaffolds so that cities work for everyone. Participants grow their leadership to serve the city to thrive within the Master Code of Care: Caring for Self, Others, Place, Planet.

This course explores the city as the Human Hive and co-creates 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.

You will have the opportunity to experiment with new designs for the challenges you face in your city environments. And you will gain experience with a set of five maps and an evolutionary compass to discover new solutions to the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) problems that plague the cities of today. You will leave the course with new tools and a set of guiding principles we call the Master Code to enable the emergence of sustainability, resilience and regeneration for the future of cities now.

This course is for Catalysts who seek new ways:

  • to work with multiple groups and organizations to engage inquiry and action for reinventing today’s cities for the future.
  • to interact in-depth with the 4+1 Voices of the Integral City to prototype strategic possibilities.
  • to learn new solutions, tools and guiding principles to enable the emergence of sustainability and resilience for the future of cities now.
  • to discover the unique contributions that you make to the aliveness of the Human Hive.

This course will build on the previous course Beyond Smart (Online): Integral City Practices, Tools & Maps (or its equivalent personal study and/or experience) and prepare participants for the advanced course Beyond Complexity (Online): Integral City Care, Contexts & Capacity.

The course will draw upon the research of Marilyn Hamilton, PhD, the author of the Integral City Book Series and Founder of the Integral City Communities of Practise (in Canada, USA, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Mexico). During our time together we will integrate the experiences of your fellow participants.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you should be able to develop strategies that:

  • Align the 12 intelligences of the city
  • Navigate 5 maps of city life
  • Hear 4 distinct voices of the city
  • Prototype collective solutions that meshwork with power dynamics

Our learning objectives are sourced from all 4 of Wilber’s quadrants. We define those in relation to our course as:

  • Individual Interior – An individual’s ability to monitor their interior state, be self-reflective and find their way in the larger systems surrounding them.
  • Individual Exterior – An individual’s ability to connect their interior dimensions to their behavior and actions in the world.
  • Collective Interior – A group’s ability to monitor its own interior state, to reinforce its values and desired culture.
  • Collective Exterior – A group’s ability to connect its interior dimensions to the way it engages with the larger socio-economic-political systems surrounding it.

Who is This Course For?

This course is specifically designed for people from the 4 Voices of the city, so you can practice working together as an integrated team. The course welcomes:

  • Business Leaders seeking greater understanding of the opportunities for their businesses.
  • Civil Society (Third Sector) Leaders seeking more effective ways of delivering the services they provide.
  • Local Government Leaders with responsibilities across a range of services, such as healthcare, schooling, law enforcement, etc.
  • Engaged Citizens, who explore, create and live their lives in the human hive.


Marilyn Hamilton, PhD – Marilyn Hamilton is the author/innovator of the paradigm-shifting frameworks, research and impact designs of Integral City website, blogs, courses and books (Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive; Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive; and Integral City 3.7: Reframing Complex Challenges for Gaia’s Human Hives). Marilyn Hamilton, Founder of Integral City Meshworks, lives in Findhorn The Park, Scotland. Email:


Beth Sanders MCP, RPP – Beth is a Civic Meshworker and City Planner. President of POPULUS Community Planning Inc., she works as a registered professional planner across Canada with citizens, civic governments, business and community organizations striving to create the conditions for cities to serve citizens well – and citizens to serve cities well. Beth works for cities at every scale: she serves on the boards of her neighborhood community league (as past president), the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (as past president), and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Beth’s book, Nest City: The Human Drive to Thrive in Cities, is in publication. Beth lives in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Email:

Course Modalities:

Non-Credit Options

Audit-No Credit – If you would like to participate when this course is offered in our Live Virtual Classroom mode, you may attend the live faculty webinars but will not be required to submit assignments for credit.

If you take a few courses and decide you want to officially enroll in a degree program, you can gain academic credit for Lite versions or Audit-No Credit versions by paying the difference between these course fees and a normal academic fee, successfully completing quizzes, submitting your reflection journals and delivering a Final Creative Assignment that will be graded.

For-Credit Options

Live Virtual Classroom: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic coursework is accomplished through attendance in Live Webinars, with faculty and student interaction being a part of the Live Webinar content. To receive academic credit, you must not miss more than 3 live sessions, you must complete the quizzes and submit any other required assignments (if any), and a final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.

Internal Online Independent Study: Study that takes place within Ubiquity University, in which Ubiquity academic online coursework is engaged in independently on one’s own and does not include faculty interaction. To receive academic credit, you must complete the quizzes and submit your reflection journals and final creative assignment for grading at the degree level you are enrolled in.

Course Contact Information:

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BRICI – Week 1 – Aliveness in the Human Hive

BRICI – Week 2 – Integral City Map 1

BRICI – Week 3 – Integral City Map 2

BRICI – Week 4 – Integral City Map 3

BRICI – Week 5 – Integral City Map 4

BRICI – Week 6 – Integral City Map 5

BRICI – Week 7 – Integral City Case Study – Explore 4 Voices

BRICI – Week 8 – Explore Class Challenges/Practices

BRICI – Week 9 – Leadership Challenge Team Formation

BRICI – Week 10 – Leadership Challenge Team Design/Deliver

BRICI – Week 11 – Leadership Challenge Team Presentations

BRICI – Week 12 – Synthesis Art Gallery: Course Harvest