Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
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.
Examines how the design factors of Open311 citizen feedback systems shape the interaction between citizens and local governments.
Analyzes electronic waste reverse logistics systems using self-reporting location sensors.
Focuses on the role of ICTs in social accountability initiatives, participatory sensing and investigative crowdsourcing.
Discusses the material aspects and implications for public space of urban data initiatives.
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