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What cultural legacy can we leave? What can we create as a legacy for our kids that will encourage creativity?

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The Calgary Wheel

Like The London Eye, the Star of Nanching or the Daikanransha in Odaiba, Japan, The Calgary Wheel would be striking against our current skyline, making us instantly recognizable to the world as one of the few cities to offer such an attraction. Part of what makes up Calgary's culture, is the physical beauty of our city. We have a magnificent skyline, why not show it off and make it accessible for everyone to enjoy? Placed ...more »

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CALGARY 2012: Elbow and Bow RIVER Water Management

The Geological Time Scale of the Elbow and the Bow Rivers in Calgary There could be a project in Calgary, with the consulting of professional engineers: For the reconstruction of the Elbow and the Bow Rivers as commercial waterways that would be engineered to the scale and the depth of the old world (EUROPEAN) river canals. The purpose of this would be for the proper rivers and water management in the future generations ...more »

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Just because Ottawa won't let us have THEIR National Portrait Gallery, doesn't mean we can't build one of our own! Hey, they refuse to build a proper museum for their own collection, so let's start our own collection! Canadians deserve a venue to celebrate the great Canadians of today, from the past, and those of the future! We could have a collection of paintings, wax figures (work with Madame Tussauds?), full scale ...more »

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Carbonated H2O City Water Fountain CALGARY - PARIS Consultation

This is a news clip about the CITY of PARIS that has decided to have CARBONATED WATER FOUNTAINS for all the people in Paris to drink from for FREE. Provided by the Paris City Water Supply: The water is Carbonated at the source of the Water Fountains. The 2012 IDEA SCALE in Calgary could have a similar CARBONATED WATER FOUNTAIN in the CITY CORE as a way of DECREASING BOTTLED WATER CONSUMPTION. The following link ...more »

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Apps4Calgary Competition!

This past summer Edmonton had a great idea (taken from the lead of cities in the US) of having a competition to get software developers create Apps for mobile phones that showcase Edmonton. The City of Edmonton published data feeds for all kinds of Edmonton Information. In the end, they got a number of awesome apps created including ones specific to showcasing the Edmonton Fringe Festival and much much more. The great ...more »

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Artists in Residence Extravaganza

An Artist in Residence extravanganza! Put artists in all things that identify Calgary- the stampede, the landscape surrounding Calgary, the mountains, the river valley, the path system, the zoo, Olympic plaza, the c-train, the flames, the stampeders, U of C, 8th Ave, Fort Calgary, Heritage park, Glenmore reservoir... etc. Let them put a new interpretation on these areas.

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GIANT WHITE CHROME COWBOY HAT PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE

Consider how well received Anish Kapoor's 'Cloud Gate' in Chicago has been. We could build a giant white chrome cowboy hat in Olympic Plaza or elsewhere that people would love to have their photos take in front of or even on top off! The hat could be laying upside down, to symbolize openness, allowing anyone to climb in, or it could be raised off the ground so people could huddle under it if it rained, suggesting that ...more »

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EVDS

As a grad student, I would love to see the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design involved. Be it a reconstruction of the latest Solar Decathlon project, or something new and sustainable, that can be used as a cooperative within the community, there is a lot of great design potential here! Check out the faculty's website, too!

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