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Anti-Racism Capacity Building Fund

Anti-Racism in Calgary's Non-Profit Organizations

Free online accessible training will be created and delivered to meet the specific needs of volunteers and employees of organizations in addressing racism in their organizations and daily lives.

Anti-racism is the practice of identifying, challenging, and changing the values, structures and behaviours that perpetuate systemic racism (Ontario Anti-Racism Secretariat). In first assessing the scope of knowledge and tools... more »

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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... more »

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Rhea the Recycling home energy appliance and priority control

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Rhea is our Recycling Home Energy Appliance. Rhea is also the Greek Goddess of everything that flows. A very appropriate name when you consider that everything that can flow, flows through Rhea. Due to its invention, we were able to develop an entirely new and novel building system we call Rhea Building Logic or ReBeL for short. It's very fitting that Rhea, the mother of the Gods, is perhaps the original Rebel,... more »

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Skipcrete and Rebelwall

Intro

Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... more »

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STARS, STEM, STEALTH, AND SHIELD

THE 4 S-MEN

STARS, STEM, STEALTH, & SHIELD

Rhea Building Logic has developed over a dozen novel innovations to affordably reduce the energy load of today's homes. Once the concept of a recycling home energy appliance was born the need for a building system that could take advantage of Rhea's capabilities was created. These are the 4 S men of the ReBeL system.

STARS: Solar Thermal-Air Roofing System

With a STARs roof,... more »

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Synthetic Calgary Energy Futures

Energy is all about how it powers people. The disruptive changes required to meet decarbonization goals offer the opportunity to tackle sustainability, equity and resilience and ensure Calgary's net-zero energy future for all.

To get there, our toolset also needs to change. We need compelling new stakeholder tools to model unprecedented futures alongside novel technology adoption and the scenarios need to be localized... more »

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Building a Net Zero Emissions Talent Community

The team at Kettera proposes the creation and deployment of a "net-zero emissions" talent community (NZE Community). The creation of the NZE Community presents an unprecedented opportunity to engage, connect & grow a network of interconnected stakeholders, driving individual, business, community and municipal achievement.

Kettera is a Calgary based tech start-up that has developed an ecosystem of interconnected software... more »

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City Policy and Planning Through a Whole Systems Approach

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... 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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City Policy and Planning through a Whole System Approach Edited

This proposal approaches reducing emissions in Calgary in order to reach its target goals, through environmental policy and city planning using Poland and Dooris' (2010) article as a guide. The guide states that addressing climate change requires the following 6 principles:

• Adopt a 'whole system' approach: i.e., investigate the 'cyclical' nature of implementing policies

o e.g., When citizens choose to walk to work,... more »

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The SolFood Project trending idea

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Be it destructive hailstorms, as witnessed over the summer of 2020, or the extreme heat and drought which the prairie provinces are contending with, being a farmer or food producer is an arduous role. This is particularly true when one looks at the Calgary area, which faces unique challenges and uncertainty. For context, between the years of 1983 and 2008, insured crop loss claims in Alberta averaged $100mm.... more »

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Anti-Racism Capacity Building Fund

Podcast Discussing Racism in Calgary

What informs Businesses, Organizations and Public Institutions about Black people in Canada? In the absence of accurate information it is inevitable that assumptions are made; assumptions that become the basis for prejudice and discrimination.

Federal statistics indicate that the majority of Canadians who are classified as Black have experienced and continue to face diverse forms of racism in their interaction with Businesses,... more »

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Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Reviving the heritage with technology and restructure.

The seed of this idea comes from city’s mission statement for this project combined with the vision I have for Calgary to grow as a culturally enriched city. Calgary’s core downtown culture lacks “street drama” (description below) and needs more shared spaces that are entrepreneurial and allows citizens to come together, create, develop and share ideas. This idea allows development of inner city culture, downtown core... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

The development of downtown’s East village has proved that, it is important to have a great mix of new and old in order to retain the cultural richness of city. It also authorizes cleansing of space which traditionally has stereotypical sentiments attached to it. Similar to Simmon’s block which houses businesses and allows a shared space for businesses; it is important to look into developing areas that surround Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre as well.

Repurposing historical buildings into cultural spaces will allow the use of pathway’s, bike lanes and slowly divert the inherent issues that an area surrounding rehab’s and drop in’s face and eliminate stereotypical fears that citizens have for areas surrounding Drop-In centres. It helps develop the East village further, supporting downtown living and growth of businesses in surrounding areas creating more jobs and opportunities. It also permits use of technology new and existing to flourish hand in hand as city repurposes it old with new.

There are various examples all over North America which used similar idea, which proved to be successful to create the creative, economical and entreprenurial richness of the city.One such example is linked below:

 

https://epicureandculture.com/historical-buildings-accommdation-cultural-spaces/

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

The increased used of pathways, bike lanes, development of areas with more cultural richness, more shared spaces eliminating crime in and around Drop- In centre. the most direct effect of this could be measured by the amount of jobs and business opportunities that the reinvention of this space will permit.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

Use of technology, architecture, newer construction methods, creative collaboration and public input are the most important aspects of projects like such. The redevelopment of spaces with historical significance requires use of technology, IT, newer and ecological methods of construction and creative collaboration which can be used from local artists. All these simple factors constitutes the scope of technology that is required to reinvent and redevelop and re use this space into something more meaningful.

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Calgary Holistic Actions for Renewable Microgrids (CHARM)

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International team including Calgary inventors, entrepreneurs, investors… wants to demonstrate how to standardize microgrids so that they can all talk to each other and interact. That's an absolutely critical step if microgrids are going to be as important and valuable as we think they can be. We suggest that Calgary could show that microgrids can be implemented cost effectively to provide resilience and... more »

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