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City of Calgary Achievements & Awards

The City of Calgary’s commitment to excellence has earned recognition both nationally and internationally. Awards for City operations highlight the vibrancy, efficiency and innovative nature of both our corporation and the city we serve.

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Quality of life

A great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

Year Recipient Award Conferring Body

2019

Calgary

World's 5th most livable City


The Economist
2019 Calgary Most Livable City in North America

The Economist
2019 The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre - Community Choice Award for Best Recruiter

Star Metro Calgary
2019 Calgary Canada's 4th most Youthful City

YouthfulCities Canadian Urban Work Index​
2019 The City of Calgary  Climate Leader of the Year

Dive Awards
2018 The City of Calgary Canada's Best Employers

Forbes
2018 Calgary World's 4th Most Livable City 

The Economist
2018 Calgary 4th Most Livable City in North America

The Economist
2017 Calgary World's 5th most livable City

The Economist
2017 The City of Calgary Canada's Best Employers

Forbes
2017 The City of Calgary Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

Mediacorp Canada
2017 The City of Calgary Canada’s Greenest Employers

Mediacorp Canada


Learn more about how our strategy is making citizens lives better, every day.


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Planning, development and architecture

Planning, building and developing great communities for everyone.

Year Recipient Award Conferring Body

2019


International Ave Development Plan


Award for Planning Excellence


Canadian Institute of Planners

2018
The 4th Ave Flyover National Urban Design Awards - Community Initiative

Royal Architectural Institue of Canada
2018
East Village Junction Best Small Project Canadian Urban Institute’s Brownie Award
2018
Csquare Award of Merit

Prairie Design
2018
Crossroads Garden Shed

People’s Choice Award 

Architizer A+


Learn more about our current planning or transportation projects thoughtout the city.

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Technology and innovation

We’re harnessing our resilient prairie spirit and going high-tech.

Year Recipient Award Conferring Body
2019
Stoney CNG Bus Storage and Transit Facility National Award for Innovation and Excellence The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
2019
 Internet of Things Smart 50 Award Smart Cities Connect
2019
 311 Live Maps Larger muicipalities award Minister's Awards for Municipal Excellence
2018
The City of Calgary Award of Excellence for GIS use ESRI Canada
2018
The City of Calgary Top 25 GIS Programs in Canada Public Sector Digest
2018 Internet of Things Network Award for Muncipal Excellence Minister's Awards for Municipal Excellence
2016 Deploying Fibre Optic Network Services Award for Muncipal Excellence Minister's Awards for Municipal Excellence


Find out how Calgary is Smart City and encouraging innovation through our Living Labs.

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Additional awards and recognition

Other noteworthy awards and recognition

Year Recipient Award Conferring Body

2019

Traffic Calming Curbs

2019 Road Safety Engineering Award 


Transportation Association of Canada

2019 Current Budget 
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Government Finance Officers Association

2019  Too Good to Waste
Award of Distinction - Top Municipal Video


Municipal World

2018
City of Calgary Cab Driver with Checker

International Driver of the Year


International Association of Transportation Regulators
2018 Green Cart Program 2018 Municipal Program Award: Green Cart Program – City of Calgary

Recycling Council of Alberta
2017 Transforming Municipal Procurement Award for Muncipal Excellence

Minister's Awards for Municipal Excellence
2016
Residential ePermit Application and Management

Willis award for Innovation
CAMA
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We’re looking to recognizes your outstanding achievements and contributions


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Calgary Awards

Honouring outstanding citizen achievements in 13 categories including; Citizen of the Year, arts, education, accessibility and youth; this program gives The City the opportunity to acknowledge these contributions.

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Mayor’s Urban Design Awards

The Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA) recognizes the contribution of Calgary urban designers, architects, landscape architects, and artists to the livability of our city.

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