making neighbourhoods more sustainable and resilient

Building Communities

Project 1

Our team aims to make neighbourhoods more sustainable and resilient by building communities and facilitating citizens to work together and solve their problems. We hope to achieve this by hosting workshops to facilitate neighbours brainstorming together and designing a toolkit for the workshop to help stimulate their creativity. We learnt to use design thinking methods to solve problems in a societal context, while also overcoming the struggles of working in a team of students from different educational institutions.

To further develop our idea, we would like an organisation to facilitate the workshops in all 68 neighbourhoods in Enschede as and then financially support the community once they have unanimously decided how to improve their neighbourhood.

Team Meeting

In this meeting we updated Hein Jan on our progress and showed him our prototype. We then determined that to keep the structure of the doll house also a lot more flexible for the communities, our prototype structure should look more like a hollow cube which can have...

Team Meeting

In this meeting we began to physically prototype our concept from the previous meeting which included the house and the custom pieces.

Team Meeting

We met at Ariensplein to talk over our sketches and ideas to make a more physical output of our community workshops. This brainstorm finished with a our new concept: a community shelter/greenhouse which citizens fill with items of interest for sustainability and...

Team Meeting with Hein Jan

It has just been exam week at all 3 institutions, so we haven't been able to schedule a team meeting since our bicycle tour around Enschede. During our break from meetings we still tried to find a way of pinpointing that ideal neighbourhood, but we had no luck. So we...

Blog

Mélanie Drooglever Fortuyn
UT

I am Mélanie Droogleever Fortuyn. My team in the EnschedeLAB is working on making neighbourhoods more sustainable and resilient by facilitating citizen participation and building active and supportive communities. More concretely, we have designed a workshop, including a creative toolkit, to inspire the citizens to design an implementation in their neighbourhood which can encourage their community to be more sustainable and resilient. The EnschedeLAB has given me the unique opportunity to work with students from different educational backgrounds, and in a mainly dutch environment.

Mirthe Cristenhusz
Ruimtelijke Ordening & Planologie - Saxion
Romi Groenink
Facilitair Leidinggevende - ROC van Twente

Team