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The Network of Networks

When citizens need help from any number of public safety organizations, they can call 911. But when public safety organizations need help from citizens who can they call?

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

Calgary has proven multiple times – floods, fires, big events – to exemplify "roll up your sleeves and get involved" volunteerism. That can-do attitude will be supercharged if citizens could be more quickly, efficiently, and relevantly alerted, rallied, and tasked according to their capabilities, availabilities, and proximities. Enhancing community capacity complements valuable first responder resources, fosters civic engagement, and boosts overall city resilience.

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

For the past five years Calgary-based national nonprofit Missing Children Society of Canada has pioneered and piloted a mobile rapid-response network developed and maintained by Calgary-based ResilienceTech company RallyEngine, which also powers the University of Calgary's campus safety system and the Town of High River's community capacity initiative. The expertise and technology already exists locally and now needs to be showcased nationally.

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Transform Calgary into Canada's Most Compassionate City

Check out this video to experience what a compassionate Calgary could be:


Imagine what it would be like when Calgary is recognized as the most compassionate city in Canada. Neighbours are helping neighbours just because they want to. Elderly people’s sidewalks are shovelled. People stop to help someone with a broken-down vehicle. Homeless people are acknowledged. There might not even be any... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

This initiative would transform the entire Calgary landscape. By becoming more compassionate we would see the impacts everywhere, from our citizens living more fulfilled lives, having more work satisfaction, to more inclusion and acceptance, to lowered poverty rates, to more trust and respect, to improved city services such as healthcare, emergency services, and governance.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Compassion is not a tangible "thing", however, its impacts are so far reaching. Because of this, measuring the impact of having a more compassionate city would need to be studied. The suggestion would be to focus on certain areas that could benefit greatly from an increased level of compassion and creating some metrics to measure improvements in those areas. In general, however, measurement can be done through surveys, through volunteering engagement numbers, through engagement on social media within the campaign, through to how much chit chat there is on the c-train in the morning! The university of calgary has also conducted some research on how to measure compassion within the nursing profession - this work can be explored and deployed for this initiative as well.

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

Being more compassionate will actually improve the effectiveness of technology when deployed in our city. Technology is key to deploying the campaign and engaging with citizens. Data from different sources, such as the city, healthcare, employers, general surveys, social media campaign data, can all be baselined prior to launching the campaign and success criteria defined.

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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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Attract High Tech Companies from China

 As the development of green energy, urgencies of climate change, economic downfall of Calgary from the past decades, we shall realize that the oil industry make Calgary reach a Y intersection and have to make a decision to shape the City in the long run. China is developing in a incredible speed and has shown the resilience to counter COVID-19. Also it is current the biggest market and manufacture in the world and expected... more »

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Low Carbon & Climate Resilient Building Standard

In Calgary, roughly two-thirds of measured city-wide greenhouse gas emissions come from energy use in buildings and infrastructure, and as the impacts of climate change increase in Calgary, our buildings will need to be able to withstand greater shocks and stresses. It is not possible to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 without taking bold and transformational action to address the emissions from buildings. The most... more »

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Low Carbon District Energy and Water at Taza trending idea Edited

Low Carbon District Energy & Water at Taza: something wondrous is coming!

Countries and cities are racing to rapidly transition to low carbon energies and develop new technologies to minimize the worst impacts of climate change. This movement presents an opportunity for Taza to become a leader in environmental stewardship and innovation. To embody the historical Tsuut'ina lifeways informed by and guided in the preservation... more »

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The Saaf web platform/app – Democratizing the residential clean

Saaf's Vision: Democratize the residential clean energy transition.

Saaf, means clear/pure in Hindi and rings true with our vision and will enable cities like Calgary to become more resilient and sustainable. Our proposed web platform/app will help residential consumers with taking action on energy efficiency retrofits.

The single largest deterrent in unlocking the potential for wider adoption of energy efficiency retrofits... more »

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Calgary's Municipal Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Program trending idea

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the voluntary or regulated activities of companies that serve to responsibly integrate social, environmental and economic goals into their operations. As CSR is gaining traction with top corporations around the world, it is not limited to conventional for-profit corporations. Structured like a corporation but with an innate duty to serve its citizens, local government is... 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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Kensington Corner: A Case Study in Urban Resilience

Kensington Corner is a unique, small-scale proposed mixed-use development that blends home and work at the intersection of Kensington Road and 16 Street NW. The proposed development envisions a commercial office space and adjacent townhouse. The existing post-war bungalow located at 1702 Kensington Road NW is currently the home of the President and Founder of Intelligent Futures, John Lewis, and his family. In May 2019,... more »

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Project Leo Scalable Passive Housing

Homes and buildings account for 13% of Canada's overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cumulative impacts are the total impacts  when all of an areas or industries impacts are added together. Focusing on Calgary's housing market offers a great opportunity to implement large scale change because of it's potential to attack cumulative impacts if these changes are made affordable to the average populace.

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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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