Residents of the municipality of Lungern in the canton of Obwalden can now meet-up, exchange views and share information digitally. The digital village square designed by the Zurich-based start-up Crossiety serves as a local communication tool for cities, communities and regions. There are now just under 100 such users active on the platform across Switzerland and Germany.
As detailed in a press release issued by the municipality, residents can use the interactive app from Crossiety to “easily obtain information, organize in a structured manner, network efficiently and get involved in a low-threshold way”. They can formulate their concerns, raise awareness for events, start surveys and offer or search for items. In addition, all persons as well as associations, businesses or administrations can open groups in order to exchange ideas with members or customers in existing or new communities. Moreover, the group “Information from the community center” keeps local people up to date with the latest goings-on in the village. New opening times as well as updated information on the waste collection calendar are also shared there.
Those interested can easily register online. The Crossiety team is arranging various events on both an in-person and online basis. In this way, local residents as well as clubs, institutions and other communities will be able to find out more about the added value offered by this digital village square.