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Calgary's smart city approach

We are proud of what’s been done and inspired by what’s to come. Now and in the future, all Calgarians benefit from a smart city. Through innovative solutions, a smart city delivers real value to citizens and businesses, and has the potential to improve every aspect of community life.

Find out how we’ve used a smart cities approach to help Calgarians. We’re always looking for opportunities to be a smarter city and invest in what’s important to make our citizens’ lives better.

Earn a good living

We’re making smart investments help build a resilient and diverse economy.

Dark fibre access helps connect local businesses to the world.

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Empowerment and inclusion

We support an inclusive society with access to 21st century communication technology.

Free public Wi-Fi lets you stay connected at LRT stations and City facilities.

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Enjoy a healthy environment

We are responsible stewards of our air, land and water.

LED streetlights provide better quality street lights while reducing electricity consumption.

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Live an active & healthy life

Innovation enhances vibrant communities and provides a high quality of living and opportunities for citizens to actively participate.

Public art web map allows you to plan your own art walking tour, online.

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Move around my community

Smart solutions provide convenient, affordable, accessible and efficient transportation choices.

Calgary Transit App lets you easily look up schedules, get real-time bus arrivals or trip plan, on the go.

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Feel safe and secure

Data and connected technology helps make our community more resilient and safe.

Flood & River Monitoring helps citizens stay up to date on current conditions.

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Smart collaborations


University of Calgary teleport particle over City fibre network

Find out how university researchers are furthering their discoveries using City infrastructure.

Watch video and read the Tech Times article "Researchers beam light particle across fiber network, sets quantum teleportation record"

Dark Matter YYC

Dark Matter YYC is an experiment about shaping the technology-driven smart city from the perspective of citizens. Learn more at darkmatteryyc.ca