Author Archives: Cordelia Rice

Liveable City Digital Twin: Piloting a Precinct-Level Digital Twin in Western Sydney

Photograph of cars driving at night, overlaid with a digital grid

A digital twin is a virtual model designed to accurately represent a real world process or system. Urban digital twins provide a representation of our built environment, including  infrastructure services and social dimensions, for data analytics and simulations that can be updated as their equivalents change. Digital twins can be used to test scenarios and […]

Research Impact: The Effects of Traffic Related Air Pollution near Childcare Centres

Air pollution is most obvious when there’s a visible event—say a bushfire or a dust storm—but there are mundane activities that also affect the quality of the air around us, like cooking with gas, lighting a wood burning fire, or driving a car. Breathing in polluted air can affect our lungs and hearts, causing long-term […]

High Impact Project Update: Bikeability Assessment Tool

A goal of transportation planning is to cost effectively improve mobility, sustainability and quality of life. One simple way to do this is to increase the amount of people cycling. Bicycles reduce traffic, lower carbon emissions and provide efficient transportation. They improve people’s health and connect them more to their environment. Unsurprisingly, growing evidence suggests […]

High Impact Project Update: Linking the Illawarra Data Repository

The Illawarra Data Repository (IDR) is a regional, integrated data repository that was established in 2013. Data is collected, at various spatial and temporal resolutions, from the local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama in New South Wales on electricity and water consumption, residential solid waste, and Internet of Things sensor data. The repository […]

Research impact: Free public transport would mostly benefit wealthier inner-city residents

Map of Melbourne showing the VAMPIRE score (the Vulnerability Analysis for Mortgage, Petroleum and Inflation Risks and Expenditure), available via the AURIN Map portal. The rising cost of living is causing economic pain across Australia. The soaring price of petrol is impacting not just our commutes but also the costs of goods and services. This […]

AURIN welcomes Pronab Pal

We are pleased to welcome Pronab Pal as AURIN’s new Senior Cloud Engineer. Pronab is leading the Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC) project, a collaboration between Australian researchers, planners, and policymakers to deliver data and tools to accelerate transport research and impacts across Australia. “I am super excited to join AURIN to lead the ATRC […]

AURIN welcomes Rohit Gupta

We are pleased to welcome Rohit Gupta as AURIN’s new Data/Data Science Officer. Rohit is part of the Data and the Data Science Team, where he works on data engineering and research aspects to build upon AURIN’s capability for the urban, regional, and social science research community. “I was looking for an opportunity where I […]

AURIN welcomes T’Mir Julius

We are pleased to welcome T’Mir Julius as AURIN’s new Systems Administrator. T’Mir is the first member of AURIN’s new eInfrastructure team, which will develop the next generation of AURIN capability for the urban, regional and social science research community. “I’m so excited to be a part of a project that’s striving to use world-class, […]

AURIN welcomes new board member Alison Rose

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Alison Rose to the AURIN Management Board. Alison brings with her valuable leadership experience and industry expertise from roles across the public and private sectors, including her current role as Chief of Geoscience Australia’s Place, Space and Communities division. There is a natural alignment between the missions […]

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