Category Archives: Calgary

Art vs. graffiti, Shaw Millennium Park destroyed

by DJ Kelly August 27, 2009

I have seen the City of Calgary screw up before but never in such a spectacular fashion. Last week I heard about a new City art program that sounded pretty cool to me. In response to comments from Shaw Millennium Park users that the park was dull and didn’t provide the kind of urban energy […]

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Someone can’t do basic math

by DJ Kelly August 20, 2009

On August 13 Naheed Nenshi wrote a column for the Calgary Herald titled “Labels confuse our political understanding” in response to a comment Wildrose Alliance leadership candidate Danielle Smith made. Smith herself responded in print on August 16. (Shane over at Calgary Rants has his take on the exchange.) While this conversation is a good […]

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Loving or hating Calgary’s new bridge is not as easy as it sounds

by DJ Kelly July 29, 2009

A few months ago I wrote to ask Calgarians to wait until the design of the new Santiago Calatrava bridge was released before deciding if the $22 million price tag was worth it. The design was supposed to be released by the end of May, then the big day was scheduled for August 6, before […]

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Open Government starts to expose what’s in the shadows

by DJ Kelly July 27, 2009

Ald. Ceci and Ald. Pincott’s notice of motion regarding open data becoming the standard at the City of Calgary passed this morning with only a couple amendments. One amendment was regarding cost of making the data available and another was asking for the City’s legal departments input. Both very good amendments in my opinion. The […]

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Brian Pincott on Open Data at Calgary City Hall

by DJ Kelly July 23, 2009

Brian Pincott on Open Data at Calgary City Hall Hat tip to Grant Neufeld for filming and editing this video of Calgary City alderman Brian Pincott discussing why he sees a need for open data protocols and expectations from the City of Calgary. I agree with him entirely except for his last point about data […]

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