Author Archives: aurin_editor

Sorting fact from fiction in Sydney housing affordability debates

Why big data and ‘location, location, location’ matter for housing supply and demand The average price of a house in New South Wales compared with Tasmania may make a great headline, but it doesn’t pinpoint exactly where or how to build affordable housing. “Unlike nationally focused housing market information, the Sydney Housing Demonstrator Data Hub […]

Data playground for research students

Research-ready data opens opportunities for students Can greenery in the city be maximised to address climate change challenges and the urban heat island effect? How can urban planning promote walking and improve people’s health? Can transportation and demographic data open up alternative transport plans and policies? AURIN’s ‘big data’ resources are giving researchers and students […]

Is your neighbourhood making you fit or fat?

  Walkability tool helps urban planners play a role in fighting obesity Urban planners have a bigger role to play in fighting obesity according to health and urban research experts at the University of Melbourne. Public health researcher Professor Billie Giles-Corti said the data, maps and tools exist to improve ‘walkability’ in Melbourne, and other […]

Planning Excellence – ENVISION and ESP

The Planning Institute of Australia – Planning Excellence Awards 2015 have recognised with a commendation the Cutting Edge Research and Teaching provided ENVISION and ESP tools.  ENVISION and ESP are web-based software applications resulting from research conducted by Curtin University, Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Melbourne and AURIN. Further information and access to the […]

AURIN’s picks of Melbourne Knowledge Week events

How connectivity shapes cities; data science as a competitive sport; and mapping data to reveal Melbourne’s people and places Melbourne Knowledge Week is a festival exploring the latest ideas and innovations in Melbourne’s science, technology, business and learning industries. This City of Melbourne initiative runs from 19 – 25 October 2015, showcasing a broad range […]

Happy hacking at #GovHackBNE and #GovHackMEB

AURIN participated in GovHack, a National competition that brings over 1800 people together to innovate, collaborate and apply their creative skills to hack open government data. AURIN attended and sponsored prizes in Brisbane and Melbourne, encouraging hackers to innovate, create, and compete! GovHack celebrates technical and creative capacity, opens the door to  collaboration with governments, […]

2015 iAwards recognition

Our technical innovation has been recognised with an Award of Merit at this year’s state rounds of the iAwards. Judged by the ICT industry, the iAwards recognise achievements of Australian innovators that are positively impacting the community at home, work and internationally. Winners in the Government category are deemed to be outstanding ICT innovators, who […]

AURIN book chapter on smart cities released

We have contributed a chapter to a newly released book ‘Planning Support Systems and Smart Cities’. As the global population continues to grow and an increasing number of people move to cities, there is need for ambitious approaches to provide urban information infrastructures and analytical tools to support smart urban design and planning. We outline […]

AURIN/ERSA Urban Geospatial Workshop @ the University of Adelaide

This workshop will introduce the South Australian eResearch community to AURIN. The AURIN Portal allows users to intuitively access some 2000 datasets that can be interrogated, visualised and analysed through a suite of open-source components. This forms part of an e-infrastructure facilitating access to distributed datasets to help urban researchers understand urban patterns and help […]

Invitation to register for Pivotal

AURIN is proud to be a supporting association for the inaugural Pivotal2015 Spatial Edge Summit in Brisbane. Building on the success of Brisbane’s 2014 G20 Leaders Summit, this two-day people’s summit will focus on science and technology connecting government with citizens, businesses and education to meet a changing future. It will take place at the […]