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

Calgary Smart Mobile App that is easily customized and adapts.

Custom multilevel platform app with social Learning Management System, Facial recognition coupled with Visitor Management System plus Automation with the goals of ease of use by all city employees, accessibility to Calgary residents, and visitors to Calgary be they leisure or business. With feedback from the community, we can create and deliver customized & relevant functions, that promote a closer community and step... more »
What will change for Calgarians if we solve this problem? (Measurable)

"Reduce and/or eliminate waste so that savings can be diverted to other innovative ideas brought about by this challenge that address critical issues.
Easier contact between residents and their city council.
Timely release of critical information like storm warnings, census feedback, traffic hazards and security alerts in specified areas.
Create an efficient municipal across departments.
Improved security and a central location for residents to communicate their concerns with each other, which will provide a platform to suggest meaningful and mindful solutions towards reducing crime.
Council can save more on marketing, paper mail drops and external training programs.
Better analytics from more accurate user data, so our council will be able to deliver better services accordingly.
Better service delivery will attract more businesses and jobs to Calgary and we can continue to improve on other aspects that will exploit innovations to make Calgary the best city. "

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

"This mobile application can be updated and coupled with our custom CRM, LMS, Facial Recognition and Automation software tool to improve or compliment elements identified in the previous Zero Based Review plus evolve with the Calgary Community to put all residents, businesses and other stakeholders on the same track to make Calgary better.
The technology is customized to improve community engagements no matter where residents are in the world.
We can incorporate a system to improve city employee efficiency and satisfaction be easing the workload and letting the technology work for us.
The city can automate processes and create more efficient practices to reduce turnover times and monitor processes efficiently.
Local businesses and the City of Calgary can support community growth in innovative ways through the mobile application.
Improve community safety and wellbeing by linking systems with specified functions in departments like the Police, Fire and Municipal by-laws.
The platform will maintain its flexibility to integrate with other services so that Calgary grows as community where everyone can participate to keep it safe, clean and promote a positive experience.
More details are included in the attachment and the possibilities are limitless of how we can apply these technologies with existing and future technology and accurate data. "

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Temperature, Wind and Pollution Modelling and Monitoring Grid

Establish a city-wide network of sensors that continuously report wind, temperature, humidity, pressure and pollution (CO2, CO, N2S, O3) levels to a public data archive. Hundreds of these sensors would be installed across all city neighbourhoods and at various heights downtown to create a public, live and historic 24x7x365 super-density 3D model of Calgary's environment and climate.

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

"The results of collecting environmental data at this resolution will provide an ever-growing dataset that will enable an enormous amount of data-backed analysis and work optimization that simply isn't possible today. For example, climate scientists can build data models of how weather varies across the city. These models will empower both public and private organizations to optimize both public services and private business endeavours.

City workers will be able to efficiently and effectively water city parks where and when its most needed. Winter snow ploughs can be dispatched to where snow is deepest and snow fences can be planned and set up where its snowy and windiest. New public parks, playgrounds and outdoor ice rinks can be placed where wind and weather is most favourable. The wind impact of new highrise buildings can be more accurately modeled and predicted based on real data, thereby minimizing negative impacts on surrounding communities.

Wind doesn't just move in one direction, it is a dynamic fluid that makes responding to airborne threats almost impossible. With the implementation of a high-density, live model of wind movement, emergency services will be able to immediately know where dangerous fumes and smoke is located and moving to when fires and disaster strikes (remember the Hub Oil fire?). Air polluters who use the cover of darkness to avoid detection will no longer be able poison our environment undetected.

Weather forecasters will be able to improve their predictions of weather both in and around the city and city planners will be able to better understand and measure the effect and intensity of heat islands and cold canyons around the variety of proposed urban designs, thereby being able to avoid such outcomes in the future.

The data repository will provide a new and novel resource for commercial application against a wide variety of challenges. This will help to create new economic opportunities for Calgarians, further strengthening and diversifying our economy away from our historical dependence on the oil and gas sector."

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

This suggestion is all about technology and data. I am suggesting the creation of a network of hundreds of sensors to be placed all over the city of Calgary to report on wind, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and pollution levels of common urban pollutants like CO2, CO, N2S and O3. These sensors would provide a constant stream of live and historic, publicly accessible data for use by both government and private industry in the provision and optimization of public services and private industry invention.

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

Calgary Smart Energy Grid Netowrk

Calgary when looking to become a smart city needs to look at creating a network that can help us manage city systems and help deliver power and other services to the population. This network would need to be secure and run outside the regular consumer internet network.

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

The will have a reliable network for future urban technology developments that is secure and that they can rely on.

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

We can make it happen by integrating the network into the electrical grid using internet over power lines. By having this network separated and secure using new technology we can better manage and monitor infrastructure needs. This will require partnerships with new industry and business, but will bring a wealth of new industries and jobs related to the network, but also businesses that are enticed by the convince of an urban smart city network.

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