White Bay Innovation Strategy for Urban Growth NSW

A smart city design framework for Urban Growth NSW in its bid to develop the White Bay Innovation Precinct

Project Details

Dr. Sarah Barns was selected as a strategic design consultant to support the development of smart city principles for Urban Growth NSW's White Bay Innovation Precinct, working with the NSW Government to support its work in attracting a major technology company as an anchor tenant for White Bay.


Dr. Sarah Barns: Lead Consultant (Sitelines Media)

Building on her post-doctoral fellowship on Platform Urbanism, Sarah supported the ideation and development of data governance and engagement strategies aligned to the ambition of the NSW Government to establish White Bay as an innovation precinct.

The concept of 'data smart' refers to the strategic design of data governance and collaboration partnerships that ensure a precinct is able to grow and develop with intelligent data inputs from key tenants and precinct partners. The conceptual framework for 'data smart developments' derived from previous work undertaken by Sarah for the Committee for Sydney, as well as her own post-doctoral research into the governance of city data.

Related Projects: We The City #WeTheCity3: Towards a Data-Driven, Responsive Sydney

Barns, S. (2019) Platform Urbanism: Negotiating Platform Ecosystems in Connected Cities (Palgrave, Singapore)

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