'Neighbourhoods' serve as the organising principle for the distributed economy. Simply put, a Neighbourhood could be understood as any collective, community, micro-network, app, co-operative or group of people who decide to articulate their reputation system using agent-centric environments.
Each neighbourhood's role is to architect the specific rules of engagement and discovery within its space. It does so through activity within the NH, as well as by building memetic bridges in order to port data from other allied neighbourhoods. The neighbourhoods builds social cohesion by defining what 'are' the different qualities that are to be amplified.
Such an articulation is often referred to as a 'Canonical Perspective', or a reputation score that is available to all members. Such a score is computed locally, and specific to the context of the Neighbourhood.
More details about reputation articulation and computation are available in Sacred Capital's reputation infrastructure documentation
Of course, individuals within Neighbourhoods may choose to 'swap out' the canonical perspective and construct their own lens to view other agents in a neighbourhood.
Neighbourhoods play a key role in building infrastructure for sense-making frameworks. The key here is that access to capital, or discovery of content is a function of an agent's context. This is critical for sense-making frameworks that rely on distributed webs of social intelligence as opposed to centralised AI. They rely on front-end philosophies like Perspectivism, monetary accounting protocols like REA, developed by the Value Flows team and Reputation Infrastructure developed by organisations like Sacred Capital.