Den Haag Case Study: Rhythm and the Built Environment

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How to improve social cohesion for better safety in a neighborhood?

The Hague Bouwlust: social cohesion is understood as existence of trust between residents.

To identify design solution space YUTPA analyses: visual research, interviews neighborhood professionals (police, social workers) and citizens.

Results: Low trust, low trust and medium trust.

  • Residents do not want to do something for safety; they want to be safe
  • Residents do not want a reputation system in their neighborhood
  • Residents …..

Identify design solution spaces where there is already some trust.

Integrating rhythm was the maximal design solution space. No effort and maximum generating of trust. Mothers at the school, walking the dog, cleaning the street….