As members of a caring inclusive community Calgarians will strengthen their role as friends and good Samaritans to achieve a 50% reduction in overdose fatalities within the next 5 years through enhanced prevention and emergency response.
We successfully pitched our "Access Everywhere" initiative to Google on May 16th and the following is the link to the video: We're planning on holding an event to bring awareness to the issue that may include a hackathon, accessibility walk, and accessibility summit likely in the Fall. We'll be working with Google over the coming months leveraging their experimental technology to create... more »
Intelligent Interconnected Infrastructure offers greater security and liveability during daily life or critical incidents like flooding, fire or intruder attacks. On-off automation, operations and monitoring systems control efficiency of water, electrical, gas, transportation and telecommunications so only limited city segments cease operations and needed resources are diverting elsewhere.
Custom multilevel platform app with social Learning Management System, Facial recognition coupled with Visitor Management System plus Automation with the goals of ease of use by all city employees, accessibility to Calgary residents, and visitors to Calgary be they leisure or business. With feedback from the community, we can create and deliver customized & relevant functions, that promote a closer community and step... more »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
When citizens need help from any number of public safety organizations, they can call 911. But when public safety organizations need help from citizens who can they call?
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 »
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.
Create dementia villages with services, amenities and environments that provide an alternative to hospitalization or institutionalization and provides full scope of support and care for all vulnerable dementia patients and their families. Nobody should suffer from dementia without the benefit of a caring community. Calgary can become a leader in giving people with dementia the dignity they deserve.
Imagine if every digital sign in the city was eager to share the current air quality. What if drivers could see the immediate impact there actions are having on the environment around them? I believe if we educated our citizens on how air quality fluctuates through our the day, like at drop off time at an elementary school people might change their behaviour.
Challenge Statement: Smart Cities are successful if they serve all citizens including elderly, those that can’t or don’t know how to use technology, and non-English speaking people. Background: I love Smart Cities, using technology, and social media to make my life better. But there are Calgarians and Canadians who can't. Example are the elderly and elderly with a language barrier. I EXPERIENCED this firsthand as a City... more »