Use sensors augmented by Google maps to control traffic signals.
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.
Cheap, durable, and stylish shipping containers are the solution to the problem. Many urban developers have heard of the shipping container home, but still making full fledged homes out of containers is still costly. So lets instead make hipster apartment complexes that targets millennials and young people who are struggling to move out of their parents basement. For this project to work, costs for the occupants must... more »
Buildings similar to storage lockers could be built. ( employment for the trades) in those buildings would house CONTAINER FARMS. (employment for manufactures) The buildings provide a control environment for the container farms. Reneable energies technologies could power the farms; solar, wind, geothermal.(employment for the New trades) The container farms would be used to grow eatable products such as lettuce, herbs... more »
An incineration plant that is capable of material and energy recovery from solid waste (municipal and industrial) operating economically, efficiently and environmentally friendly.
The Plugging In: Opportunities to Procure Renewable Energy for Nonutility Companies and Institutiona in Alberta by the Pembina Institute and the Rocky Mountain Institute for Calgary Economic Development outlines a complex process for Information Technology, Consumer goods and other corporations to purchase renewable energy through environmental attributes (EAs) Simplifying this process by certifying environmental attributes... more »
A startup that will provide venture capital for co-housing of different types (community, dorm-style) and create jobs is what the city needs. This is not a typical social housing but catered to those who are working or receiving pension or new to the City with annual income of $xxxxx. The idea of living in an affordable "community" and make it sustainable or even create jobs that members would be benefit from is timely.... more »
Amalgamation of Calgary Parking Authority into City of Calgary Transportation Dept with or under Roads.
I see technology as a means to an end, it is used to be more competitive, more efficient, reducing costs to deliver goods and services that Calgarians want and need. I think we need to step back from the race to create more technology and decide what industries we want to focus on to diversify our economy. Any economy has natural advantages. Calgary's and Alberta's clearly rely on energy but where can we focus our efforts... more »
Finish the train to the airport and phase out diesel powered vehicles as calgary has seen an increase in air pollution.
A Community Economic Development initiative that is currently in the planning phase. Mixed commercial/residential co housing from "retirement" to hospice. The community will be designed to support people through varying types of loss -aging in place with internal and external community supports. It comprises three revenue generating, purpose driven, charitable social enterprises that will be operated by the community.... more »
Shift social responsibility back into the community by creating a socially responsible mobility platform, that allows a city to operates like a village. The platform will be used by both people who are in need of social support, and those able to offer support. The app will act as social infrastructure matching people with what they need for a price they can afford. It will give Calgarians the opportunity to show our... more »
Cohousing is a Denmark concept. It describes neighborhoods that combine the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of shared resources and community living. The concept of sharing spaces and everyday lives It is also an affordable and sustainable living way with energy saving effects of sharing common spaces, and an example of community living. It is a solution for low-income people but also for insolate people... more »
Basic idea: equip all buses and Ctrains with GPS and create an app so that users can tell exactly where their next bus is and how many minutes for YOUR stop. It's a real time map and a text interface.
Possible extension: wireless internet access on the bus for patrons.
If we are striving to build Calgary into a "resilient, inclusive and accessible community" then we do need a revolution. We need to look at new ways of building our city and supporting the wellbeing of us all. No more urban sprawl: stop all development of any new communities and focus on making the vast suburbs we have into complete communities and enriching the spaces we already have created. There is absolutely no... more »
Many European Cities include the fair for the public transport in the event ticket price. For example a holder of a ticket for flames or stampeders game etc would have a day pass for LRT/Bus included in the ticket price. This will promote public transport and eliminate bottlenecks at the train stations and also lower cost for the public transport company. Other events organizers like concerts and fairs could include their... more »