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 »
Phase 2 (Concluded) Log in and Rate the challenges: Mar 5-16
This is your chance to participate in rating the vision statements received (Log in to the site and click the 'Review' button beside each submission). Your ratings and conversations generated by this group will be used by The City of Calgary in partnership with our Smart City Community Team to inform the development of our final challenge statement for Phase 3.
Note: This Phase is now closed. Depending on the Challenge Statement that is created, some of the Phase 2 submissions may be moved into Phase 3.
Find out more about Calgary's submission and how Calgary is a smart city at calgary.ca/smartcity.
Accessing the right services, at the right time, is necessary to end homelessness. Sharing basic client information among the homeless serving agencies in Calgary will allow us to better serve the most vulnerable of individuals, stop clients from having to retell their story and prevent delays in service.
Calgary will use emerging technology to making additions or corrections to existing planning schemes or create new planning systems. Moving forward the City will use data to create unbiased, efficient solutions with lower operating costs, resulting in a more complete response to needs identified by Calgarians.
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?
How many of you can't find something to do on the weekend? Or how many of you find out too late about an exciting event that you missed? It happens more often than you think. Those who do put in the effort in trying to find fun things to do with their family and friends usually end up doing a "quick" Google search and end up with tons of results. Although the results are helpful and give you a good idea about what is... more »
Animals are bred to be sold while animals in shelters die. There is nothing wrong with those animals! The Vancouver city council unanimously voted to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from pet stores in the city. Vancouver is seen as an example of modernity. Why can't we do the same in Calgary? Let's ban pet stores from selling animals that do not come from a rescue.
Intelligent Interconnected Infrastructure offers greater security and liveability during daily life or critical incidents like flooding, fire or intruder attacks. On-off automation, operations and monitoring systems control efficiency of water, electrical, gas, transportation and telecommunications so only limited city segments cease operations and needed resources are diverting elsewhere.
You guys, strawberries! Calgary will become the urban agriculture capital of Canada by turning neighbourhood grass into gardens! Imagine a healthy city growing fresh veggies and fruit for all its citizens. Creating biodiversity, helping bees, enriching soil, teaching skills, growing local, eating local. Apricots to Zucchini, together we thrive!
Challenge Statement: "How will Calgary be able to plan for water demand in the future, and how can the citizen contribute with water conservation, while saving money at the same time?" On average Calgary gets 317 mm of precipitation a year, most of it is absorbed by the ground or becomes runoff. Although not a new idea, capturing this water domestically and commercially would offset cost for the user and the City’s water... more »
Incorporating the urban analytics vision using Data management and analytics platform, this ecosystem will provide a large data repository to collect and process "siloed" data. It will combine big data and analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud-based services to provide an environment to fuse a myriad of data sets and provide Data as a Service (DaaS) and Analytics as a Service (AaaS) through dashboard analytics... more »
Making integration into Calgary easy by following due diligence, professional standards, approved processes and compliance in an transparent manor. Informational Asymmetry! The person paying for the service can't always take on the all of the risk from a lower position of power. A warranty of completing a transaction in good faith.
As members of a caring inclusive community Calgarians will strengthen their role as friends and good Samaritans to achieve a 50% reduction in overdose fatalities within the next 5 years through enhanced prevention and emergency response.
Imagine if every digital sign in the city was eager to share the current air quality. What if drivers could see the immediate impact there actions are having on the environment around them? I believe if we educated our citizens on how air quality fluctuates through our the day, like at drop off time at an elementary school people might change their behaviour.
Sidewalks wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs. Better place sidewalk ramps. Buses running more frequently, with a maximum wait time of 15 minutes. Less buttons to push to cross streets and more automatically changing lights going with the flow of traffic. Two types of city plows, one for roads and one to get rid of the snow pushed onto sidewalks but the plows plowing the roads. LRT stations and bridges that are all... more »
Create dementia villages with services, amenities and environments that provide an alternative to hospitalization or institutionalization and provides full scope of support and care for all vulnerable dementia patients and their families. Nobody should suffer from dementia without the benefit of a caring community. Calgary can become a leader in giving people with dementia the dignity they deserve.