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Civic Innovation YYC is a program run by the City of Calgary and creates new ways for citizens and businesses to share, collaborate and test ideas for improving city services. Feel free to have a look around and log in to participate!

Current Challenges

+15s as Economic Accelerators

How might Calgary's +Plus 15 network support entrepreneurs and economic opportunity? The City of Calgary is seeking to test creative solutions that: • offer opportunities for entrepreneurs to work, connect and create in +15 networks • increase economic activity in the +15's between buildings Selected solutions will be piloted in Calgary's +15's in 2018. We are interested in approaches that include design, the integration of streetscapes, spaces to gather, co-work, grow business and test new concepts.

Light and Social Well Being in Calgary

How might we use LIGHT to make Calgary a more vibrant, livable place? The City of Calgary is seeking to test creative solutions that: • enhance the experience and use of public spaces at night • illuminate the places you play and gather with family and friends • unlock opportunities to integrate social well being into communities Proposed solutions should aim to achieve these outcomes in neighbourhoods in Calgary. Selected solutions will be piloted through the Vivacity ( 24 hour challenge, which Vivacity brings together students from across Calgary's post-secondary institutions to innovate, co-create and implement solutions to local challenges, making our city more vibrant, livable and sustainable.

Featured Ideas

Looking for inspiration? Here are a few ideas from citizens like you.

Using Augmented Reality to Reduc...

Omid, Bahae

The latest technological progress in the area of Augmented Reality (AR) inspired this idea. The idea may not be achievable in the near future or pr...

Net Votes: 1   Number of Comments: 1

Paperless transit

Eisan, Daniel

Instead of having to go to the store to buy bus tickets and passes, I think Calgarians should have the option to download the bus pass or tickets t...

Net Votes: 11   Number of Comments: 18

"The Ministry of Silly Walking" ...

Hood, Colin

Increasing concerns over public sedentary behavior can be disconcerting. With ergonomic workplaces becoming the new norm for the next generation, h...

Net Votes: 4   Number of Comments: 4

You Can Go Your Own Way

Kehoe, Carol

Update the Plus 15 systems with consideration of universal design to to improve accessibility for all, to help overcome visible and not so visibl...

Net Votes: 1   Number of Comments: 3

Message from
Mayor Nenshi

Calgary is a city full of innovators, and now is the time for you to roll up your sleeves and bring that innovative thinking into local government.

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