Category Archives: AURIN

Spotlight on AURIN’s Data Team members

Photographs of members of the Data Team

‘I am so proud to be part of such a great and talented team at AURIN. Helping to facilitate the development, deployment and support of advanced data for the adoption of high-impact research within academia, industry and government across Australia is extremely satisfying. AURIN provides me with the opportunity to build and expand my geospatial […]

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 […]

Research Impact: The Effects of Short-Term Tourist Rentals on Local Residents

Photograph of the exterior of a Melbourne Apartment Block

Using APM (Australian Property Monitors) Point Level Data and the Inside Airbnb dataset available through AURIN, researchers at the University of Auckland have assessed the impact of short-term tourism rentals, in particular, those through Airbnb, on rental prices across different suburbs in Melbourne, Australia. Cheung & Yiu’s (2022) study ‘Touristification, Airbnb and the tourism-led rent […]

AURIN welcomes new Data Science Support Team members

‘The applications of GIS are limited only by the imagination. AURIN has great potential for innovation in this field and I am excited to be a part of it.’ — Germán González ‘I first came across AURIN during my PhD, when they provided me with a large valuable housing dataset at a point-level detail with […]

High Impact Project Update: Quantifying Regional Innovation project

Innovation lightbulb

Critical economic challenges face us. Climate change and the lasting impact of the pandemic are putting pressure on the economy and destabilising the status quo. Something that can help address and mitigate the impact of these problems is innovation. Quantifying innovation is important but difficult. Innovation is not just the invention or improvement of a […]

AURIN welcomes Domain Specialists working across transport, industry and innovation

Sae Chi and Gemma Beale

‘I am truly excited to join AURIN, contributing to extending digital capability in the Australian research community. I look forward to engaging with transport researchers and stakeholders through a variety of projects.’  — Sae Chi ‘I’m passionate about research communication and accessibility and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to play a role in supporting […]

High Impact Project Update: Green Australian Vehicle Ownership project

According to a 2021 report from the Climate Council, 75% of new car sales will need to be electric by 2030 for Australia to achieve net zero transport emissions by 2035. This imminent transition from combustion to electric vehicles (EV) will require a huge shift in the infrastructure across Australia. With all Australian states and […]

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