Category Archives: Built Environment and Infrastructure

NCRIS Symposium – Greater Impact through Environmental Infrastructure

The Greater Impact through Environmental Infrastructure Symposium will be held at the National Library of Australia in May.  This symposium celebrates the collaborative impact of 10 years of investment into environmental infrastructure, and provides a platform to foster new collaborations and shape future innovations to enable future impact. With Plenary talks from Professor Suzanne Miller, Queensland Chief […]

AURIN Booth at PIA Congress 2017

As our towns and cities face the challenges of growing sustainably, urban experts must consider a range of issues. Urban systems are complex and understanding how they function is critical for their future development. The outreach team here at AURIN will be exhibiting how AURIN can help with spatial research and decision making for all facets of planning […]

Welcome to AURIN’s new Animation

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 […]

AURIN @ 10th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference

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 […]

AURIN Presented at CSDILA International Symposium on Smart Future cities

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 […]

Can tweets from the streets improve traffic?

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 […]

‘Urban Sketcher’: mining data from aerial photography

How an eye in the sky can help make cities more walkable, liveable and resilient CSIRO researchers have found a way to turn bird’s eye view photographs of our cities into useful digital maps that could help planners make our cities more liveable and provide emergency services with valuable information. Dr Greg Foliente and his […]

Mapping inequality: how does your suburb stack up?

Visit the AURIN Map to see how the other half live, work, drive, earn and more A new online interactive map is showing Australians how our suburbs compare across a range of indicators of disadvantage, including unemployment, income, access to health and financial services, education, potential mortgage stress and others. Australia is the ‘lucky country’, […]

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