Nowadays, there are many apps, such as Google maps that provide you with the fastest routes emphasising highways. These include locations such as big clothing chains, or fast-food restaurants. In contrast, local smaller businesses do not get the same amount of exposure as big chains. This inherently means that making a sustainable choice in terms of transport, the meals you eat, or the clothes you wear is very difficult.
Create a community based app that provides users with information about small local businesses, emphasising walking paths and public transport, in order to facilitate a more sustainable choice. This way, we can support local farmers, artists, and shop owners and bring a focus on circularity, which simultaneously boosts the local economy. Places such as Gedeelde Weelde in Maastricht will now be able to get into the spotlight! Using a bottom up approach, this community app will take the next step towards a more sustainble city life!