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Canada's Smart Cities Challenge

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....

Phase 4 (Coming soon) Application submitted! April 24

Thank you for helping us make Calgary even better with smart solutions. Here is the challenge statement and submission based on the challenges and solutions you proposed. Find out more about Calgary's submission and how Calgary is a smart city at calgary.ca/smartcity.

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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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