Connecting neighbourhoods and local government

Buurbook

BUURbook (‘Neighbourhood Book’) is an independent social platform that connects residents and municipalities, both online and offline. They manage co-creation projects and stimulate social cohesion. We saw them at work in our own neighbourhood and it wasn’t long before we struck up a conversation about their activities and how QANDR, especially now, can help to deepen and spice up group discussions. After a brief (free) trial they wasted no time in signing up for a paid QANDR subscription.

Challenge:
Connect resident and local government online and offline in meetings of varying sizes

Method:
Both physical as online meetings using pointers on maps, wordclouds and moodboards.

Number of participants:
Multiple sessions with 30-100 participants

Regular (online) meetings, with varying participant numbers, meant a subscription was the right format for them to conduct large and small sessions at their convenience. The current focus is for obvious reasons on webinars, where participants follow the discussion remotely on their own computer, and use their phone for their contributions. Also in this model, remotely and in relatively large groups, participants benefit from the simplicity and user-friendliness of the various QANDR modules.

Above a recent example of a livestream meeting about the redevelopment of the Schildersbuurt suburb in Bunschoten, where participants visualised their preferences with QANDR’s pointer and other modules. A moderator and an expert discuss the various topics with participants, allowing them to use QANDR to jointly visualise their points of view. Video in Dutch.

Below a similar meeting on the redevelopment of the Van Arkelstraat in Molengraaf participants submitted key words to indicate what they like and where there is room for improvement. Video in Dutch.