Showing 2 ideas for tag "improvement"

Phase 2 (Concluded) Log in and Rate the challenges: Mar 5-16

Rejuvenation of old infrastructure that lacked funding

Making integration into Calgary easy by following due diligence, professional standards, approved processes and compliance in an transparent manor. Informational Asymmetry! The person paying for the service can't always take on the all of the risk from a lower position of power. A warranty of completing a transaction in good faith.

What will change for Calgarians if we solve this problem? (Measurable)

"Help bringing all homes up to current home builder standards.... I don't know how long this would take, but I am assuming an ongoing process of improvement!
This means that we can the use the R2 zoned land to the best of it's ability. Making homes self sustainable on a personal level, therefore being able to rent out legal places to stay. Helping stimulating local economy in my neighborhood. Like the landscaper that lives behind me. "

How could we make it happen with technology or data? (Attainable)

"Open source data sharing. Has the house ever had an insurance claim for water? How was the house fixed? Who then inspects the house? If there was a fire in my house... any person in my basement would die if the fire closed off the stairs. (how the flip do I fix that?!?)How is this allowed?
Permit accessibility in layman's terms and professional standards.
I want to make homes self sustainable... How? Data sources on the hot and cold spots of the neighborhood, use wind or solar power, will those sustain the house on it's own and therefore give back to the grid. Cost? ROI? preventing Scope creep!!"

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

Try, Fail, Learn, Improve, Repeat

How do we improve quickly? We need to learn quickly. I proposes that the City challenge itsself to experiment in all areas of its services and operation. Create a method to track experiments, outcomes, and lessons learned. Perfection is not key, volume is key. If you miss 100% of the shots you don't make, make more shots at the basket.

Why is this an ambitious idea?

This idea isn't so much a huge problem as a huge SOLUTION! This idea has the potential to address problems we don't even know exist; from encouraging economic diversification to addressing social issues.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

The City can measure the impact of this challenge by establishing a platform to track and get publicity for their experiments. Use software which can identify key words to evaluate what kind of experiments are being conducted and what is being learned. Include surveys to get more targeted feedback.

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

Create a platform for all City departments to publish their experiments, their goals, outcomes and lessons learned. Teams can compete on how many experiments they run and how often the fail (yes fail. we learn more when we fail and need to incentivize it).

Critical to the success of this is that experiments be small and controlled. Thus the repercussions of failure are small and controlled but the lessons still persist.

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