Hyperlocal Neighbourhood Networks: Building Social Capital and Empowering Local Urban Communities

By |2021-02-22T13:11:04+01:00February 28th 2018|Decentralisation, Smart & Digital Development, , , , , |

It has never been easier to stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues, wherever they live. Yet most of us still lack a digital infrastructure for connecting with the people living next door. Despite their success in some developed countries, hyperlocal social networks are not a fixture of most local communities. Hence, nebenan.de, Germany’s first hyperlocal communication platform, could offer a model for communities in developing countries seeking to leverage the power of hyperlocal communication to increase social capital, says co-founder Michael Vollmann.