MijnBuur – which means ‘my neighbor’ in Dutch – is a mobile application with basic functions such as ‘buur-alarm’, ‘help and care’ and ‘reporting and solving inconveniences’ within a shared environment. With the function ‘reporting and solving inconveniences’ residents can nudge each other to solve an inconvenience themselves or refer directly to the appropriate authorities. Residents may even give advice on how they think it should be resolved. Once the mobile application is implemented, extra modules can be added to MijnBuur such as a module to facilitate residential/community initiatives.


Wendeline van Luijk