TRUST THY NEIGHBOUR: USING ICT TO FACILITATE TRUST GENERATION IN URBAN NEIGHBOURHOODS.

With an increased urban density and anonimization, new methods of interacting with neighbours are emerging. ICT can play an important role in establishing such new social ties and forms of collaboration. However, these technical innovations rely on the establishment of trust, making cooperation possible. To this end, trust generation models were investigated, from both the computer and social sciences. From this, a new, neighbourhood focused model is introduced, comprising the different routes to attitude change, but also the types of trust that lends itself to creation and support in a neighbourhood setting, using ICT.

 

Peter Conradie works at Creating 010, a newly created research institute at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The research aim of the institute is to uncover how technology can play a meaningful role in people’s lives and how people can co-create products and services. He is currently researching what the role of released public sector information can be in an urban context. Besides research, he is also a design research lecturer.