Register: OCT/31/2018, Submit: OCT/31/2018, Eligibility: Anyone; individually, (interdisciplinary) teams with any number of members, Fee: Free (until SEP/30/2018), 25 CAD (Canadian dollar) (OCT/01 – OCT/20/2018), 55 CAD (OCT/21 – OCT/31/2018), Awards: Overall Winner: 5,000 CAD, 7 Category Awards: 1,500 CAD each
The 2018 Movement Call for Ideas seeks ideas on the human connection to place. Using the new Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Calgary, Canada, as a platform for new ideas, the call aims to rethink the present and future of transportation. Calgary’s first transit was introduced in 1909 with the opening of the city’s streetcar service. Buses were introduced in the 1930s and by 1950, motor and electric trolley buses had fully replaced the streetcar system. The next decade would see the automobile transform the landscape of the city with increased suburban development and sprawl. Further reaching communities and services defined greater need for rapid transit. Calgary’s first LRT line opened in 1981 with 10.9 km of track. Today, two lines with 45 stations and 59.9 km of track transport nearly 300,000 passengers each weekday and is recognized as one of the most successful LRT systems in North America.