What is a 'Challenge'?

A challenge is an opportunity - it represents a theme, topic, or area of focus that needs your help to solve an existing problem or identify new ways of working.

Current Topics

We are currently looking for your ideas on the following topics:

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 Application submitted!

The future is here and Calgary is ready. Our challenge statement: Calgary will revolutionize to become Canada’s most inclusive and resilient community by connecting all Calgarians, enabling access to the services, supports and information they need to be engaged and lead fulfilling lives AND increasing economic diversification to create more job opportunities. Thank you for sharing your ideas to make our great city even better. You can review all the ideas submitted here. View Calgary’s submission to Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge and find out how Calgary is a smart city at