Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Calgary's challenge statement is:

"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.
(@davidbasto)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Smart City Connectivity – The 5G ready City by 2020

Our City will enable all actors to prosper and participate in the digital economy by integrating processes and municipal assets into the smart city planning processes. Designated zones for living labs will accelerate innovation and market development stimulating the local economy. Calgary will be a 5G ready city by 2020.

Voting

11 votes
11 up votes
0 down votes
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(@alexandert)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Try, Fail, Learn, Improve, Repeat

How do we improve quickly? We need to learn quickly. I proposes that the City challenge itsself to experiment in all areas of its services and operation. Create a method to track experiments, outcomes, and lessons learned. Perfection is not key, volume is key. If you miss 100% of the shots you don't make, make more shots at the basket.

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4 votes
4 up votes
0 down votes
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(@jasonribeiro)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Fostering Entrepreneurship & Collective Learning for YYC Youth

Calgary will be the first jurisdiction in Canada to create an online learning platform that fosters entrepreneurial activities for youth city-wide. A digital badging program accessible through either myID or Calgary Public Library can connect YYC youth to transformative formal/informal learning opportunities across different sectors in the community.

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14 votes
15 up votes
1 down votes
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(@terry.j.ross)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Blockchain

I believe that the City of Calgary could best develop a proposal for Smart City funding if it were to commit to developing capabilities for the development and deployment (the tough part) of blockchain technologies. This is not about one particular project per se, but rather a commitment to build upon the City's current capabilities in blockchain and create highly visable, highly valuable, cost-effective projects that ...more »

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4 votes
5 up votes
1 down votes
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(@sava.knezic)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Diversifying YYC's Workforce & Digital Fluency for Students

Calgary currently lacks the ICT talent to bring itself into the future. There are existing efforts to create the infrastructure needed for tech giants to operate in Calgary, but we need to offer formal and informal computer science learning opportunities for all citizens. By 2020, we will teach coding/robotics in schools, quadruple computer science graduates (currently graduating only 1000 per year) and create a culture ...more »

Voting

11 votes
14 up votes
3 down votes
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(@michaelmanylee)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Promote the use and improve accessibility of open data

City of Calgary has a very awesome open data portal of which I believe it is under utilized. Reasons include lack of promotion of use such as hackathons and learning workshops. We have a good startup community and alot of eager/creative social entrepreneurs. If the City can promote more events such as opendata hackathons or help advertising tools utilizing opendata and providing more real-time data-sets (ie. free parking ...more »

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1 vote
1 up votes
0 down votes
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(@s.steven)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Democratizing nature for a smart, healthy city

Equitable and resilient urban ecosystems lay at the foundation of a prosperous and smart city. Our program aims to use a spatial model to analyze Calgary’s neighbourhoods for equitable access to nature. Calgarians will be able to designate underserviced areas in their communities for ecosystem enhancement.

Voting

9 votes
9 up votes
0 down votes
Your Ideas
(@ebiowep)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

A technology (Information Technology) hub in the city of Calgary

As a strategic means of economic diversification,proper utilization of immigration policies,positioning of the city of calgary on the world map,encouraging technological advancement and discovery as well as a means of providing economic growth,the city needs a technological hub zoned out for the purpose of incubating and housing technological startups including entrepreneurial IT startups by immigrants and institutional ...more »

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5 votes
5 up votes
0 down votes
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(@nabeel)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Making Calgary The Most Accessible City in the World

The goal is to make Calgary the most accessible and inclusive city in the world whereby equal opportunities exist for all citizens to reach their full potential in places of work, live and play. This opportunity will foster an environment of innovation, collaboration, reflection and participation for all citizens leading to diversified economic growth in a variety of industries.

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9 votes
9 up votes
0 down votes
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(@ashley)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

LET'S MAKE CALGARY THE MOST CONNECTED CITY IN THE WORLD!

Calgary has an opportunity to be the first city in the world to introduce a new kind of infrastructure, one that could radically improve how citizens, government and business connect and coordinate services. The new infrastructure is a digital communication network that provides a digital address to all buildings and lots. Similar to a social network each unique building and lot has a unique profile with only limited ...more »

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6 votes
6 up votes
0 down votes
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(@ahsanupal)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

Meet Up Office Space on the Go

Increased utilization of City owned real-estate for use of entrepreneurs as meeting or office space. This will add a new revenue stream for the city by renting out these space on hourly basis through a phone bar-code scan mechanism and provide an economical way for collaboration to take place in different areas of the city. Given the high office space vacancy rate in Calgary this service once pilot tested and proven on ...more »

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6 votes
6 up votes
0 down votes
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(@kaplotnick)

Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2

One Window Access to Affordable Housing in Calgary

Our community will leverage technology and partnerships to radically improve how low- and moderate-income Calgarians access the affordable housing that they need. Through a coordinated intake process across over 60 organizations, we will improve the experience for Calgarians needing access to affordable housing so that more people can be efficiently and successfully housed.

Voting

5 votes
5 up votes
0 down votes
Your Ideas