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Build piazzas and plazas in each community

Gut one street in the middle of each of Calgary's suburbs and create a pedestrian-only place for people to gather locally. Calgary lacks social spaces for informal gatherings, like Italy's piazzas or Spain's plazas. Having somewhere for the average family to go and run into neighbours is a sure-fire way to boost community spirit.

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Add some colour!

Grab some paint and add colour to the dreary public infrastructure!

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Use lights to project art onto Calgary's buildings

Using lights to turn buildings into artworks - this clip from the UK is amazing. How about putting some light art on Calgary's buildings? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11755177

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Idea On Fire !

We need big bonfires all the way down 8th avenue mall so that people can shop and socialize outside even in the middle of winter. Great for business and great for people. We have enough boring malls let's do something fun and revitalize the downtown in the middle of winter.

 

I experienced this in northern Sweden and yes it's possible yes it works and yes it can be done... !!!!

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Bike/C-train symbiosis!

Let commuters take bikes onto the train at all hours! The current regulations clearly discourage cycling. A vertical storage system with hooks would help create space for all. More cyclists would also ease the parking issues we have around train stations.

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Bike/C-train symbiosis!

Let commuters take bikes onto the train at all hours! The current regulations clearly discourage cycling. A vertical storage system with hooks would help create space for all. More cyclists would also ease the parking issues we have around train stations.

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Less Lawns More Gardens

I recently read an article about people who are converting their high maintenance and water loving front and back yard lawns, with garden beds in order to plant potatoes and other vegetables. What a great idea! I hope to see more yards and green spaces converted to vegetable and flower growing areas.

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BATES BISON Animation House (BBAHinc)

Lots of people in this city say Calgary has a story to tell, I say that's wrong. Calgary has MORE than one story to tell. And one way to tell those stories is an animation studio. As Calgarians, we can use animation/cartooning to tell our stories. There is a profit making animation studio in Calgary already and it's hiring right now, this studio has productions lined up to create. Yes, Calgary has a story to tell and ...more »

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17th Avenue Line Dance World Record

Host a world record breaking line dance along 17th avenue. This acknowledges Calgary's history as "Cow Town", home of Stampede, Cowboys and fun ! All can participate, young and old.

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We need CRITICAL art writers!

There are few to no arts writers in Calgary! I am talking about CRITICAL art writing, not PROMOTIONAL art writing. This is a serious issue in this city. Arts writers are an important element to a healthy arts sector because it provokes discourse and communication about ideas, artistic processes, theories, and the connection between the arts and life. It promotes critical thinking skills in society. Many artists have ...more »

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Talent-Sharing / Talent-Ins

Allow creatives to connect with each other easily to get their ideas realized. If I need help programming my microcontroller, or an installation artist needs stories, or a theatre producer needs help putting together his or her set, we should all get together and spend a bit of time helping out on each project, with the ability to get in touch with collaborators afterwards. So that cultural producers (and consumers) in ...more »

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