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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Wanted: 1 Million Litres of Water

My name is Jonathan Hammond and I want to save 1 million litres of water.

Water conservation may move more and more into the forefront of the environmental protection spectrum in the coming years and decades. The best way to start saving water is by not wasting it and we can start right in our own homes.

The City of Calgary does an excellent job providing clean, great tasting water to its citizens. It is pumped into... more »

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Wearables 1.0 - Sports, Health, Sustainability and Energy

Working out is a pain, it's even worse when you've managed to pull yourself off the couch to drag yourself to the gym and you aren't even sure if you are doing the exercises correctly. Not to mention, the watch on your arm is telling you that your heart is beating like crazy but what about telling you if you should do more reps vs more weights? or if the way you're doing the barbell lift is safe? are you even tightening... more »

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20 Minute Neighbourhood

Imagine this. On a blustery autumn day, you leave your house and you take a 10 minute walk to the gym where you workout. After biking to work you try a new cafe for lunch. After work, you walk your dog around the nearby park. You eat dinner and have a restful evening. You go to bed peacefully and stress free. This could be any neighborhood in Calgary.

Currently, however, this is not the case as Calgary has the problem... more »

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Commuter bike lanes to parallel transit/BRT corridors

A healthy and green city. A city that moves. A city of safe and inspiring neighborhoods. Reduced carbon emissions. Healthier people. Reduced traffic congestion. Reduced traffic accidents. These are the objectives of the City of Calgary and its constituents.

These objectives can all be achieved by amending the standard design guidelines and creating a policy to mandate separated, protected commuter bike lanes as part... more »

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Cocoflo Gamification of Utilities for Citizens

"The transition to a cleaner, prosperous economy needs to be both an immediate priority and a sustained effort over the years and decades ahead." -Challenge Champion: Mayor Naheed Nenshi

A small shift in customer consumption and education will have an immediate impact on the sustainability efforts. If citizens are able to see the immediate benefits of starting a load of laundry to run overnight or setting their electric... more »

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A Vibrant, Safe Intersection

A Joyous Noise - Dueling Street Pianos!

It can be hard to compete with the noise from the C-Trains, but that shouldn't stop us from trying!
Public pianos on at least two corners of the intersection means that more people could hear the pianos being played over the sound of the trains when they are present, and could create friendly 'dueling piano' interactions and spontaneous events when people are waiting for the next train to come along.
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Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a mobile app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection - http://www.bemyeyes.org/

Over 385 thousand sighted people have signed up to provide assistance, yet only 30 thousand people are receiving help.

We could help spread awareness of tools like these to assist more visually impaired people in being even more able, resourceful, and creative... more »
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Found by flowers

To encourage connections between people of different backgrounds. Gather people together. One person has flowers, they take the flowers to a stranger and ask them a question they've always wanted the answer to. The person answers the question and gets the flowers. And they repeat. (this idea is from my table at the civicinnovationyyc launch.

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Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

In Support of bike lanes & the bicycle network of Calgary

Bike lanes and the bicycle network of Calgary has become an integral and innovative sector of city transportation. Cultivation of new ideas and investment in better ways of getting around town on a bike has been steadfast as changes in technology (e.g., folding bikes, 700C tires and fenders, E-bikes) and outdoor apparel continue to roll forward. We see from the bike count data obtained from counters at 25 locations (City... more »

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Replace feeder buses with self driving cars

Replace feeder buses with self driving cars to bring people to their nearest LRT station. Use path finding and realtime request monitoring to automate carpools to make self driving feeder vehicles more efficient. Leverage the high smart phone market penetration and low barrier to entry for mobile and web app development to create a multiplatform ride requesting application. Use built in GPS and location knowledge to... more »
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Jumbotron!

Everybody loves seeing and being seen on the big screen at the Saddledome. People are drawn to the lights and the energy of Times Square.
Let's implement a large-scale display visible from all points of the intersection, and rather than advertising, let's display interactive artworks, images of Calgary's history, tweets/texts and things happening on the intersection in the present day.
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Better pedestrian crosswalks

Controlled pedestrian crosswalks should be standardized across the city. That is, the lamps should be placed either on the north or south side of the street, and east or west side of the avenues.

 

For example, if I walk down 15 Ave SW from 8 St to 14 St, I use two controlled crosswalks. But one is on the south side (8 St) and the other is on the north (14 St).

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