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Montreal, look how we’ve learned from you and what we’ve become.

Calgary is perceived by many as a boring, business, conservative town. A city where there’s no much to do. However, Cowtown has one of the most educated, multicultural and friendly populace in Canada, and it is surrounded by stunning natural spaces. If only Calgary were a little different…
This city, in my view, needs ubiquitous art, ongoing events that uses technology to AMAZE people, that make them want to stay and... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

Through the use of technology and art alone we could transform Calgary into a desirable city for young people, students and immigrants both national and international, and increase tourism, art&tech entrepreneurship and diversification. In my view, technology and art does not necessarily require huge amounts of money to transform a place in unimaginable ways.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Montreal is one of the most interesting and appealing cities in Canada, at least in regard to tourism, festivals, young people wanting to live there. If we analyze most of the things they do in terms of creativity, we realize that it is an attainable thing for Calgary that could not only transform how the city is perceived, but also attract talent and create diversification. Calgary already has many good sides; watch the videos below to see what else could be possible.

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

- Use of software, projections, sound, lights, concert equipment
- Giving opportunities to tech entrepreneurs that want to create companies related to art
- Asking for help to entrepreneurs, artists, tech startups, volunteers who desire to transform Calgary
- Attracting video games, visual art companies and artists to the city

Montreal seems to know how to combine art and technology to create amazement in its population and visitors; and knows how to produce magnetism. I have lived in Montreal and visited the city in many occasions, and that feeling of amazement when you are there is real, regardless of the season of the year. Here are a few examples of things we could do like Montreal:

City & Art:

- Outdoor Video Projection - Cite Memoire


http://www.montrealenhistoires.com/en/cite-memoire/

- Montreal Mural Festival


https://www.instagram.com/muralfestival/
http://2017.muralfestival.com/en/home/

- Igloofest


https://igloofest.ca/en/

- Montreal en lumiere


http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/en-CA

- Montreal Pink Balls - Sainte-Catherine Street East
http://www.claudecormier.com/en/projet/pink-balls/

- Fireworks Festival


https://www.sixflags.com/larondeen/linternational-des-feux/overview

Music & Art:

- Osheaga Festival


https://www.osheaga.com/en

- Montreal Jazz Festival


http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA

- Just for laughs festival


https://www.hahaha.com/en

 

  • Reactions of tourists experiencing Montreal:

 

Other links:

Why we should turn Calgary's empty office towers over to the creative economy
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/why-we-should-turn-calgary-s-empty-office-towers-over-to-the-creative-economy-1.4540775

 

Practical example of something that the city of Calgary could start doing:
- fill the +15 with art, see Montreal Art Souterrain (https://goo.gl/G5iGaM)
- use art inside ctrain cars
- use artistic projections instead of advertisement when possible
https://www.artsouterrain.com/en

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Online Bid Platform for Residential Energy Efficiency Projects trending idea

On May 17th, 2021 the Government of Canada announced a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country to support the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which will provide as many as 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 each to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, supported by an EnerGuide evaluation. The evaluation will give the home an EnerGuide... 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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Tech Innovation Through Greenhouse Gas Elimination

Green house gases from gasoline use are an issue. This issue can be solved and would greatly be in the greater interest of oil and gas.

 

I suggest creating an innovation tech award for an aftermarket commercial installable vehicle green house gas elimination scrubber.

 

Make the award something that the city owns the patent for, to be paid out the technology must be developed in Calgary. this will drive technology... 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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