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AURIN appoints Greg Tucker as Interim Board Chair, begins search for ongoing Chairperson

Following the passing late last year of the Chair of AURIN’s Board, Dr Peter Woodgate, the University of Melbourne has appointed Mr Greg Tucker, current Board member, as Interim Chair of the Board. This appointment has been endorsed by the Federal Department of Education.  As former CEO of Maurice Blackburn lawyers, consultant to the OECD […]

Vale Peter Woodgate

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the tragic death of Dr Peter Woodgate, Chair of AURIN’s Board, who passed away in late December. Over the last five years, Peter has been instrumental in guiding AURIN through tumultuous times, overseeing essential transformations and supporting the executive team with unwavering enthusiasm and […]

Research Impact: Improving climate models for urban areas

Tradition city-descriptive data uses classes (left). New datasets allow a truer representation of cities, with parameters unique to each grid representing a neighbourhood | Image supplied.  Cities are both affected by the impacts of climate change and also contribute to it—through pollution, changing landscapes, and localised warming caused by urbanisation. More than 55% of the […]

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 […]

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