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The aim of the call for ideas is to generate new approaches to movement and connectivity in Calgary.  We’re hoping to break down barriers that preclude access for some. We’re looking for ideas that consider mobility as a quality of life choice and something connected to not only where we live, but how.

What community connection might be rekindled if the option to live an entire week with everything one needs within 400 metres?  How can the nature and scale of a public transit system challenge assumptions of distance and how people gather? 

We’re seeking ideas about the unknown future of how people will move throughout their city and the community that they will convene. This call seeks ideas on the future of movement in the city. Choose something to improve. Let transit be the vector of change. Your idea submission is the story of how.



The jury will review submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Responsiveness to the goals of the competition
  • Design excellence and clear articulation of an idea
  • Incorporates diverse perspectives and approaches the question of movement broadly to reflect the variety of community and public needs

There will be an overall winner and up to seven Honourable Mention Category Awards based on their ability to capture the jury’s imagination in a specific category. You may indicate a category (or two) that your submission best aligns with upon entering your submission. 




This call is open to the public and anyone is invited to submit an idea. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged and all entrants are required to register as a team on a single entry. There is no limit to the number of team members on an entry. However, individuals may not register for more than ONE team. 

No member of the Jury, the organizing committee, nor their respective professional partners are eligible to submit to the competition.

A team will receive a registration package when they complete the payment process through the registration page. 

Registered participants may direct questions to d.talks during the competition until the end of question period on October 12, 2018. Answers will be posted on the competition website FAQ page to allow access to all participants to the information.



All participants will need to register prior to submitting an idea. Upon registering, you will receive an email with a team identification number. Use this number on your submission. There are no refunds once the registration process has been completed. 

  • Free Early Registration until Sept 6                
  • Pre-registration until Oct 12 $30 CAD.              
  • Regular Registration until Oct 26 $75 CAD.

Registration payments can be made through: Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. The transaction will require cardholder information to process. d.talks will not have access to any credit card or personal information. 

All registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.