Use sensors augmented by Google maps to control traffic signals.
Phase 3 Share your ideas! (Completed) March 19 - April 2
"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.
Year round Community gardens using certifiably organic growing technique of aquaponics. We can sustainably and consistently grow organic food while creating an amazing atmosphere year round.
Crime can be very scary. But if there are security cameras, in business areas, restaurants, playgrounds, schools, parks and most areas where there are more people and less people that goes to, etc. Added cctv's can alert or prevent many crimes or even can solve crimes. Now the future are more on smart products, I was thinking also of digital signs that flashing instead of just a stationary signs, example in business areas,... more »
Invest and build an innovation hub to foster the development of emerging technologies within Calgary, allowing entrepreneurs and business leaders to come together and collaborate. This hub could serve as a “Virtual Industrial Park” for new start-ups for application development, innovation, collaboration, and to test and incubate ideas, with a path through to a full production environment. These hubs would be able to... more »
By 2020 it is estimated that 45% of the Canadian workforce will be made up of freelancers, independent contractors and on-demand workers. To meet this emerging reality gigit has built a system for the gig economy that connects people with opportunities in their local area. Through gigit's connected technology platform, users can earn a living by networking within their community. As a quick overview, gigit marketplace... more »
Amalgamation of Calgary Parking Authority into City of Calgary Transportation Dept with or under Roads.
Smart Cities Pitch (Infrastructure) The Problem: Calgary continues to have an over abundance of commercial floor space in the core. At the same time, the local arts economy lacks both capital and space for arts entrepreneur especially as well, in the core. The Pitch: Calgary could be a world leader in providing a unique “artist in residence” approach that would combine the needs and visions of the business economy... more »
Following First Nations leadership, we bring an innovative elders based program to our schools...
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 »
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 »
Calgary is perceived by many as a boring, business, conservative town. A city where there’s no much to do. However, Cowtown has one of the most educated, multicultural and friendly populace in Canada, and it is surrounded by stunning natural spaces. If only Calgary were a little different… This city, in my view, needs ubiquitous art, ongoing events that uses technology to AMAZE people, that make them want to stay and... more »
I am among that hundreds of C train travellers who have money but no time to stop at a cafeteria and buy something to eat as we all are in rush and we don't want to get late. Opening food kiosks at all C train stations (Like many other metropolitan cities) will not only serve hundreds of traveller's hunger but also helps our community to generate tons of money by increasing employment opportunities. Cheers for our City... more »
The seed of this idea comes from city’s mission statement for this project combined with the vision I have for Calgary to grow as a culturally enriched city. Calgary’s core downtown culture lacks “street drama” (description below) and needs more shared spaces that are entrepreneurial and allows citizens to come together, create, develop and share ideas. This idea allows development of inner city culture, downtown core... more »
Install heated solar roads on tertiary routes to reduce the cost of snow removal and maintenance, reduce the amount of sand/rocks on the road, and reduce collisions. Use the revenue generated from the energy produced by the panels and the cost savings to expand the amount of solar roads and sidewalks in the city. Therefore not needing additional tax dollars to grow, and eventually lessen the tax burden on citizens.... more »
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 »