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  • In an isolating world, communities have never been more important
  • In an isolating world, communities have never been more important
    Nextdoor (2020) ©
CASE STUDY

Nextdoor: a community for disconnected neighbours

A combination of growing cities and transient populations has led to residents feeling alienated from each other. The Nextdoor app aims to rectify this by bringing neighbours together on its social platform, fostering a genuine sense of community and positive social exchanges.

Location United Kingdom

Scope
Across the UK, 68% of Britons would describe their neighbours as 'strangers', and 73% say that they don't know the names of the people that live next door. [1] Looking to shake this up is Nextdoor, a social media platform designed for local communities. It allows them to connect on numerous topics, from swapping details of trustworthy electricians to arranging street get-togethers.

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