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Beet ice and snow before Calgarians erupt

Beet 55 and Zeolite as snow and ice removers are a great innovation I first recall hearing about in the 1990's on a CTV news report about this idea by University of Colorado researchers.
I then followed up with my own research on this topic(not applied, but other reports os same). This idea then reverberated in my thinking since that time.
Due to the last few years of very unwalkable and slippery streets as senior... more »
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HEAT Loss Maps for Every House & Community in Calgary

PROBLEM: World Wide buildings consume over 40% of all created energy resources while wasting in excess of 50% of the energy used. On average, buildings emit 35% of all Canadian greenhouse gasses and 10% of airborne particulate matter, use 33% of Canada’s total energy production and consume 50% of Canada’s natural resources - of which the majority is used in space and water heating.

WHY WE CARE: It has be estimated that... more »
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No trolling

To get concensus about city led projects in a community, ask people to give you three words that best describe their vision for development in their community. Only three. Then use the most used terms as guiding principles. It cuts down on the negative comments and becomes a simple guide people can buy into.

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Cigarette Butt Recycling Program

Our city streets and communities are littered with cigarette butts. They are another form of waste in our society that could be collected, recycled or composted.

My idea is to create a cigarette butt recycling program that would encourage citizen to collect and recycle cigarette butts. Terracycle in Toronto already has a program to address this issue, but I think too few people know about it or are willing to ship and... more »
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CityPushpin

CityPushpin is a customizable map-based online platform that gives residents and community members the opportunity to provide their opinion about a project/plan in their neighbourhood.
This platform provides the following features:
1. It is Online (so people can participate from the comfort of their homes/offices and it reduces the costs of workshops and public gatherings)
2. It can be customised (so from project to... more »
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Yellow lights flashes faster and faster until solid

You are approaching a green light going the speed limit, yellow comes on while green is still on. Cars closer to light know they have five seconds to a solid yellow and six to a red and do not have to jam on the breaks due to a quick yellow. Those further back can better gauge if they will make the light or not. Benefits are less fuel emissions, less break wear, greater safety at lights. Aggressive driving to beat the... more »
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Opt-in bin collection programs (black, blue, green)

Forcing homeowners to pay for bin collection they don't use is a waste of time and money. Many Calgarians are capable of disposing their own garbage, recyclables and compost, and shouldn't be forced to pay into a subscription service they don't use. Naturally, any combination (or all) of these programs should continue to be available for any homeowner who wishes to opt-in.

This change will reduce the amount of street... more »
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Calgary Transit Idea: Transit Card Passes & Fares

The change with Calgary Transit Passes to Card passes is to reduce the monthly fee payment among transit riders and citizens of the costly transit passes that are very close to reaching $100 per pass. The simple way we can reduce the cost of passes and fares is to replace them with new Card Passes and Fares.
Card Passes and Fares will replace a the majority of the paper pass and fare, the costly price of the monthly... more »
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Mobile/ Regional /Inter-muni/ Inter-Community Business License

To operate a business in Alberta you are required to obtain a business license in the municipality you are working in. Each municipality’s license is set up in a different way. Some have resident and non-resident licenses; others have licenses broken down by business type. That is unless you own and operate your business in a region which has a Mobile Business License.

Inter-municipal business licenses are a low-cost... more »
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City Light Electricity and App Network (CLEAN)

The City Light Electricity and App Network (CLEAN) is an initiative that consists of a number of technologies that already exist in some form (in the areas of solar and wind energy; digital sensors; motion-activated street lights, the Smart Grid; EV technology; and mapping apps), but brought together in an innovative way to improve the city in livability, sustainability and community. The idea won the 2015 TechniCity... more »