How do we involve residents in the development of Twente? Especially after the Corona crisis, we discover that other ways of cooperation are emerging and that we need each other to get out of the crisis. The 3 O's know where to find each other: Government, Entrepreneurs and Research / Education. And residents can exert influence by voting once every four years. Could we not (and should) involve residents more actively and earlier in important developments in their neighborhood, in the city, in the region?
We would like to see this involvement in various themes and issues. In nano challenge 1, we focused specifically on the theme of 'care' . In doing so, we looked for solutions to deal with the increasing demand for care in the coming years from the involvement of residents. How can we cope with them? How can we do that together? How do we move from 'Illness and Care' to 'Health and Behavior'?
This was one of the challenges addressed in the first nano challenge, about 'post-Corona issues'.
Two mixed groups of students were working on it. The solutions they presented can be seen below, both in the form of a 'one minute pitch' and the presentation that the two teams put together.
The presented solutions have been fed back to the client, but have not yet been implemented. Do you find them interesting, or can you contribute to them? No doubt that is possible. Be sure to contact us to check what the options are.
Progress / results
During nano-challenge # 1, two teams worked on the question of how residents themselves could ensure that healthcare is less burdened in the future, in other words, how we can ensure a vital future together. The two solutions that were devised for this are shown below. In the Talkshow of D'RAN Digitaal, these solutions were also discussed and guests responded to them. You can watch that talk show here.
Team 1 came up with two concepts for Enschede-Noord. With one they aim to bring young and old together: to let the elderly pass on something about their own history to the young, in exchange for acquiring a modern skill. Solution 2 focuses more on physical movement, and invites residents to go outside together - with a specific goal. Below you can see the presentation of this team, as well as the video pitch they made.
Team 2 wondered what a preventive solution could be to relieve healthcare at a local level. For this they came up with an idea that assumes that residents of a street can get to know each other better. For this they introduce: the 'Neighborhood Trekker', in combination with a set of 'Communi cards'. Below you can watch the presentation, as well as the video pitch of this team.
FROM THE ENSCHEDE LAB