BSc Thesis Opportunity: Social Value of Neighbourhood Apps

In recent years several ‘apps’ have been developed in order to help people exchange both tangible items such as materials or food, and intangible issues such as knowledge and information. Examples are ‘nextdoor’, created to exchange news and other information between neighbours, ‘peerby’, designed to help people lend each other tools and utensils, and ‘thuisafgehaald’, a website facilitating people to cook for others in their neighbourhood. Besides offering practical solutions to ‘use the power, the knowledge and the stock of the masses’, such applications are also often viewed in terms of social cohesion and strengthening neighbourhoods.
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