Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2013 HaiPhong, Vietnam, 2013

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META SECURITY IN THE HUMAN HIVE: INTEGRALLY ALIGNING SUSTAINABILITY RESPONSES TO TRAJECTORY OF EVOLUTIONARY THREATS

Marilyn Hamilton

Abstract


This article explores a meta-theory for Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS) as it relates to the human hive. It explores the Integral City Framework for environmental change in the Cosmosphere, Biosphere and Anthroposphere. Four maps reveal how humans in the city impact global environment, and how human security is tightly bound with global and human evolution. Elements of the maps include subjective/intersubjective and objective/interobjective perspectives; nested holarchies of whole systems; fractal development of holons and social holons; and eight levels of complex structures. A specific example of the city of Abbotsford is used to illustrate an integral approach to GECHS. The article concludes that the integral city meta-framework provides a GECHS approach that is fractal, scaleable, global, local, holistic, comprehensive, pluralistic, interconnected, evolutionary and developmental.


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