Inclusive Prosperity Enschede

Angela Rijnhart

The municipality of Enschede has recently developed future scenarios for 2030, the main uncertainties for the city being: 1) does administrative or social control prevail? and 2) will traditional or sustainable economic values prevail? The national government and various planning agencies have recently expressed interest in 'inclusive prosperity' as a new concept for social policy. A relevant question now is how this can be applied in Enschede and how this can be done in close collaboration with the local community - the Enschede people.

And if we start relying more on society to take the lead, are people able to support themselves? What does inclusive prosperity mean for a city? Who's in charge? Who decides what's right for you? How should we shape inclusive prosperity in Enschede? And what would it mean for the current social policy of the municipality?

Over this one challenge

Nano-Challenge 3

Angela Rijnhart

These questions were presented in the context of the 'Futurism' part of the Master insert 'Shaping Responsible Futures', which is provided at the DesignLAB of the UT. To provide insight into the case, the municipality of Enschede provides input, as does the Topfit CitizenLab - which focuses on co-designing new ways to directly involve people in improving their lifestyle. The GGD, welfare organizations and Kennispunt are also invited to provide input. Where possible, students are invited to reflect on citizen-led and / or citizen-science-driven approaches to promote inclusive prosperity for Enschede. We hope to gain the first insights about this in the course of this academic year.

Introduction of the project