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Outline of the Research Chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB) affects approximately 1% of the Australian population, with the burden of infection disproportionately borne by migrants and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – groups with distinctive spatial settlement and migration characteristics. In addition to CHB infection risk, these populations experience well-documented challenges in accessing health services…

On the 4th of March it is Open Data Day.  This annual celebration is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. This year one of the focus areas is Open Research Data, something that AURIN continually supports and advocates for….

Outline of the Research Housing affordability in Australia has become a critical concern for young would-be homeowners and policy-makers alike. It has been the focus of a large body of research in Australia, and as house prices increase rapidly, has increasingly become a contentious political concern. Yet, despite the rhetoric emerging from various groups around…

Welcome to AURIN from AURIN on Vimeo. Australia’s population is predicted to double by mid-century, with 7 out of 10 people living and working in just 5 mega-metro regions. AURIN—the ‘Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network’ —is a national service that empowers urban researchers, planners and policy makers to transform Australia’s growing population centres and regions…

This month AURIN will be running a workshop at the 10th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. This conference provides an key opportunity for housing researchers to share theoretical and empirical research with peers across a wide range of disciplines. Attendees have the opportunity to advance and debate ideas to help guide Australia’s future approach to housing…

The team at AURIN congratulate Professor Robert John Stimson, former Director of AURIN on his recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia , the citation notes his “significant service to science as a researcher and academic,  particularly in the discipline of analytical human geography.” This great honour is well deserved.  Bob has had…

This week the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA) and Land Victoria hosted an International Symposium on the topic of Smart Future Cities: The Role of Spatial Data and Urban Analytics The event focused on the notion that cities hold the key to a sustainable global future – a concept that underpins…

A way to mine Twitter data to identify real-time traffic jams and accident black spots has been developed by University of Melbourne researchers. These ‘tweets from the streets’ could give urban planners the big data they need to make our transport systems more efficient, identify accident black spots and make our cities more liveable. “We…