Sarah Barns
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Talks

Provocations and Public Talks by Sarah Barns

So, What Kind of Smart City Do You Want To Build?

In June 2019 I was invited to present at the annual Smart Cities conference in Melbourne, Australia hosted by Monkey Media. This conference was well attended by local government representatives and public utilities across Australia.

I spoke about the different models of smart city investments adopted over the past 20 years, and advocated for greater data-smarts around smart city investments by local governments.

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Cities in the Age of the Platform: Keynote

I was invited to give the Keynote lecture as part of the Media Architecture Biennale hosted in Sydney in 2016. In this talk I discussed the emerging challenges for urban policy making in an era of platform-dominated business models and data strategies. In this talk I advocated for a ‘new deal on city data’ - a call later taken up by the City of Barcelona’s Francesca Bria.

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