Building Community

Municipality of Enschede

How can communities within Enschede become closer and solve potential problems? Brainstorming workshops offer a solution.

About this challenge

Municipality of Enschede

Our team strives to make neighborhoods more sustainable and resilient by building communities and empowering citizens to work together and solve their problems. We hope to achieve this by organizing workshops to help neighbors brainstorm and by designing a workshop toolkit to encourage their creativity.

We learned to use design thinking methods to solve problems in a social context, while also overcoming the difficulties of working in a team of students from different educational institutions. To further develop our idea, we would like an organization to facilitate the workshops in all 68 neighborhoods of Enschede and then support the community financially once they have unanimously decided how to improve their neighborhood.