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Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the Civic Innovation YYC online laboratory - a place for Calgarians to share ideas on specific challenges or opportunities we are presented with as a city.

Stay tuned - new challenges will be popping up and in need of your fresh perspectives, insights, and creativity! And in the meantime, feel free to browse our featured past challenges and the site archive.

Past Challenges

Smart Cities Challenge Phase 3

How might we integrate smart city technologies and data to become Canada's most resilient, inclusive and accessible community?

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Voter Experience

How might we improve the voter experience so that the next Municipal election has the highest voter turnout in Calgary's history?

In the 2013 municipal election, 2 out of 3 eligible voters did not cast a ballot. The City has piloted new ways of improving that experience like the Advance Vote Bus, but we are looking for other creative ways to engage more people in the future.

Challenge Champion: Sue Gray (Director, City Clerks)

An Accessible City

How might we make Calgary the most accessible city in the world?

In 2015, Council adopted a notice of motion stating that The City has an obligation to build and promote a city that is accessible to persons of all ages, abilities and incomes. We challenge you to think broadly and creatively to come up with ideas beyond just improving mobility.

Challenge Champions: Katie Black (Director, Calgary Neighborhoods), Councillor Druh Farrell & The City of Calgary's Advisory Committee on Accessibility.

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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