This is from May, but it it reafirms what we discussed in a previous post here about a leading urban thinker touting Calgary as one of the world's 'smart' cities.
Calgary is doing quite well on the Smart-'O'-Metre, according to Macleans.
You can compare Calgary's education, activity levels and appreciation for the arts with other Canadian municipalities here.
If you'd prefer to know the score right now:
Most Cultured: Calgary #1
"Calgary, the city that caused an uproar in the rest of Canada when it topped our list of Most Cultured Cities last year, comes out on top again."
Most Active: Calgary #1
"More than half of all households in Calgary, Ottawa-Gatineau, Victoria and Saskatoon spent money on sports and recreation during 2006, according to the latest report by the Canadian Council on Learning. The Ottawa-based organization measures lifelong learning opportunities in communities, and leisure pursuits are integral to cultural engagement"
Smartest: Calgary #1
"Cities with the most opportunities for lifelong learning topped this list from the Canadian Council on Learning—and won their residents safer neighbourhoods, better health, and even higher wages. "
Now, if we could just do something about that weather.