Establishing community to make dangerous areas safe
Normally when we know certain part of the city is not safe we tend to avoid that area, and/or abundant the area. By doing this we make unsafe places even more dangerous. For some people trying to avoid or skip the unsafe area might not be an option as they might have to pass that area everyday to go to their home or work.
The idea is to form a strong social community within the area and make the dangerous area safe. For this we make use of Meetup group. People within the area can start a meetup activities at night and invite neighbors and friend to participant in the event. By doing this not only you make the area safe but you learn and share you experience and skills with each other.
How will it work?
Concept to make dangerous places safe
Anyone with internet access can create a meetup activity and invite friends, and neighbours to join. This concept is about creating a community, helping and supporting each other to make places safe.
Why do you think it might succeed?
It's about everyone. It involves everyone including the people who we might think are unsafe (gathering in one spot drinking). Everyone is welcomed to join and participate, organize activites that are intersting for people who are joining.
This idea is a product of the collaborative efforts by the
Eindhoven OpenIDEATORs Meetup on 12.04.2014.
Explain your idea in one sentence.
Inclusive design approach to make dangerous places safe.
What is the need you are trying to solve?
Instead of avoid the dangerous area, and excluding the people who we think are dangerous, this design solution allows everyone to participate and form a strong community in making places safer.