There are lots of big ideas out there, but when it comes to having a good life in the city, it starts with the little everyday things that make it easier and more comfortable to be out and about in the city. You know what I'm talking about: we desperately need more public bathrooms scattered about Calgary's parks and public spaces, and we need more of them to be open year-round. (More trash and recycling bins would be... 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.
Every year the dream of hundreds of kids get frustrated by not having a chance to follow their passion and become a doctor in the city of Calgary. With limited spaces in the university, students are being discouraged even if they follow all the recommendations (volunteer hours, job related, academic excellence) As the city grows the demand for professional care does too. However, the school of medicine has not grown at... more »
At Genetec, we are committed to increasing public safety and collaboration inside cities and communities and believe that, in order to create and maintain thriving public spaces, groups, including urban planners, city managers, security experts, enterprise executives, and community leaders, must work together to achieve true public safety. And a cornerstone of this open and collaborative approach is the development... more »
We will build Calgary into an economic powerhouse by providing infrastructural support and tax rebates for the first five years to businesses that invest in setting up technology, agricultural, and manufacturing companies. Additional tax rebates for companies that export 50% of their goods and services to other countries. This will ensure that Calgary becomes a more diversified and resilient economy that can provide... more »
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.
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.
Develop a polling system, using blockchain technology, to actively poll citizens on hot topics. This idea could be integrated into council meetings and would be split up by ward, giving greater refinement of requirements to communities. By using blockchain technology the votes would be anonymous and transparent, open to all for data analytics.
No matter the season, street parking can be a major pain, particularly to those who live in apartments or houses on those streets. In February alone, we had two snow route parking bans that resulted in nearly 5,000 parking tickets being issued. The only reason I knew about the ban is that I happened to be listening to the radio. Street parking can also be an issue in the spring when the city is doing street cleaning.... more »
There are endless possibilities, cost saving and minimum turnaround time with a lots of benefits, which city can avail using Drones for surveillance, Patrolling, Traffic. Reporting, Day-to-Day activities for City of Calgary including but not limited to Infrastructure, Environment, Transportation, Bylaw, Safety, Community etc. Just using drone is not the limit of this solution... the data gathered by the drone will help... more »
While Calgary has dedicated significant resources to automobile transportation, any other way to get around our great city is a dismal failure, especially during our long winters. I would like to see a transit system that is dependable, comfortable, and doesn't break down on a daily basis, especially for predictable events, such as weather. I would like to see bicycle lanes that are contiguous and connected, and don't... more »