Since the construction of the first Calgary bridge in 1888, The City and its surrounding area have had built over seventy-five pedestrian, vehicle and rail bridges. Based on the wide distribution of these infrastructures throughout The City, it provides multiple opportunities to not only gather valuable data to monitor bridge health (the load on the bridge and vibrations), but also water flow forces (pressure of the water... more »
Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2
"After one of the worst economic downturns, Calgary will revolutionize to become Canada's most resilient, inclusive and accessible community by increasing economic diversification to support our innovation ecosystem and partnering to integrate smart city technologies and data into affordable housing initiatives – creating more jobs and opportunities for all".
Now is the time to share big, smart and ambitious ideas on how to make it a reality. Use your creative thinking, inclusive spirit and bold, innovative solutions to put this vision into action through connected technology and data.
Note: this Phase of the challenge is now closed to new submissions
Find out more about Calgary's submission and how Calgary is a smart city at calgary.ca/smartcity.
Invest and build an innovation hub to foster the development of emerging technologies within Calgary, allowing entrepreneurs and business leaders to come together and collaborate. This hub could serve as a “Virtual Industrial Park” for new start-ups for application development, innovation, collaboration, and to test and incubate ideas, with a path through to a full production environment. These hubs would be able to... more »
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 »
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 »
A mobile application that connects people, that need and/or want services conveniently, to local, registered service providers. In the same method, it connects local service providers with customer requests immediatley and conveniently without registration fees or membership fees, and at a flat rate of $3.99 charged to service providers only once they secure a job through the application. PAAVAA's mission is two-fold,... more »
The premise of this proposal is to use Alberta's existing petroleum production and incorporate environmental sustainability and manufacturing diversification to become a leader in material conversion. Currently there are no facilities in North America that truly convert petroleum bi-products into raw materials that include nylons, polyesters and natural fibers. We used to ship significant quantities to Asia however that... more »
Let’s harness our exceptional amount of annual days with sun and clear our snowy winter sidewalks!
Could we heat our sidewalks with solar energy so that snow and ice melt off, insuring safe sidewalks for all?
I’m thinking major walking areas like downtown and especially Stephen ave SW.
I am among that hundreds of C train travellers who have money but no time to stop at a cafeteria and buy something to eat as we all are in rush and we don't want to get late. Opening food kiosks at all C train stations (Like many other metropolitan cities) will not only serve hundreds of traveller's hunger but also helps our community to generate tons of money by increasing employment opportunities. Cheers for our City... more »
Solar panels on houses to be put in grid
For green energy awesome to show Calgary is not just about oil!
Crime can be very scary. But if there are security cameras, in business areas, restaurants, playgrounds, schools, parks and most areas where there are more people and less people that goes to, etc. Added cctv's can alert or prevent many crimes or even can solve crimes. Now the future are more on smart products, I was thinking also of digital signs that flashing instead of just a stationary signs, example in business areas,... more »
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 »
Year round Community gardens using certifiably organic growing technique of aquaponics. We can sustainably and consistently grow organic food while creating an amazing atmosphere year round.
Following First Nations leadership, we bring an innovative elders based program to our schools...
Smart Cities Pitch (Infrastructure) The Problem: Calgary continues to have an over abundance of commercial floor space in the core. At the same time, the local arts economy lacks both capital and space for arts entrepreneur especially as well, in the core. The Pitch: Calgary could be a world leader in providing a unique “artist in residence” approach that would combine the needs and visions of the business economy... more »
While building more houses creates more jobs and is awesome, we can further encourage more housing spaces by encouraging people to rent or share their spaces. We can be inspired by LA’s encourageable Share Pods system and create places like those for individuals or encourage others to rent their homes for cheap. There are plenty of houses in Calgary and often they have a lot of room in them. Here is a link expressing... more »