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.
(@irshadshariff)

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

Consolidate, Densify, Invite, Entice, Grow

Consolidate - Find a low density/high vacancy section (existing infrastructure) OR new area of development of the Downtown core. Densify - Rezone a few blocks including vacant commercial buildings into residential living Invite - Invite smart city tech companies. Either: a) 1 or 2 large companies (i.e.Google - Sidewalk Labs) OR b) 5-6 small startups to use these commercial buildings and build an entire smart ecosystem... more »

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(@thegentyyc)

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

Modular Zero-Energy Smart Homes

What if Calgary led the world in making affordable 'smart-homes'. Modular, attractive yet minimalist zero-energy 1 & 2 bedrooms units using upcycled materials wherever possible in existing under-utilized communities. Real-time monitoring for energy usage vs energy created & a vibrant marketplace for folks to sell excess energy back to the grid, enabling you to own your home outright sooner just by living better. If the... more »

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9 votes
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(@thomas.schweizer)

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

Include tcket fair for LRT/BUS in event ticket

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 »

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4 votes
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(@andrearhull)

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

An upstream approach to urban development and economic benefits

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 »

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3 votes
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(@dained)

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

Cohousing: Affordable, sustainable and social supportive

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 »

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4 votes
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(@kathrynpearce)

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

Social Calgary Mobility Platform

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 »

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1 vote
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(@cdbrunelle)

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

CoHousing proponent :)

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 »

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(@duane.bruce)

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

What Industries Are We Going to Focus On To Diversify?

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 »

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2 votes
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(@yycwinter)

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

Startup to provide sustainable co-housing and provide jobs

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 »

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2 votes
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(@jenkirby)

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

Environmental Attributes (EA) for Business

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 »

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