Sarah Barns

Digital urbanism publications

Research publications

Digital cities and Platform Urbanism

In 2014 I was awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship by the UK Urban Studies Foundation to study the adoption of data-driven policy frameworks and platforms by city governments in the UK, US and Australia. This built my work as an urban informatics consultant and digital strategist, and allowed me to deep-dive into the fields of data governance and open data policy. While I’m no longer working as an academic researcher, I continue to publish research in the fields of platform urbanism and urban data governance. My book Platform Urbanism: Negotiating Platform Ecosystems in Connected Cities is published by Palgrave Macmillan in late 2019.