Offenhuber’s research focuses on the connection between digital technologies and urban governance, specifically related to issues of urban infrastructure and its representation. Offenhuber conducted research projects investigating formal and informal waste systems and has published books on the subjects of Urban Data, Accountability Technologies and Urban Informatics.
Explains how transportation costs and emissions may diminish the value of recycling and that collection strategies deserve closer attention given the long distances over which they operate
Analyzes electronic waste reverse logistics systems using self-reporting location sensors.
Examines how the design factors of Open311 citizen feedback systems shape the interaction between citizens and local governments.
Discusses the material aspects and implications for public space of urban data initiatives.
Focuses on the role of ICTs in social accountability initiatives, participatory sensing and investigative crowdsourcing.