Category Archives: Data

Quarterly Research Wrap: Walkability, Public Transport Quality, Heat Risk and More

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From April to June 2023, data accessed through AURIN was cited in a wide variety of material, including in three papers published in peer-reviewed journals and one in a book of conference proceedings. These datasets were used by researchers across Australia and internationally to inform analysis on topics including walkability, public transport service quality, heat […]

Quarterly Research Wrap: Affordable Housing, Heat Vulnerability, Liveability Indicators and More

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In the first quarter of 2023, data accessed through AURIN was cited in a wide variety of material, including in seven papers published in peer-reviewed journals. These datasets were used by researchers across Australia and internationally to inform analysis of subjects including the use of drones for flood monitoring, the impacts of heavy rail transport […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

High Impact Project Update: The Integrated Heat Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit

As extreme weather events increase it’s vitally important to identify populations who are vulnerable to extreme heat, particularly those living in urban areas. Many urban areas have higher temperatures than rural areas, a direct result of urbanisation, which is referred to as an ‘urban heat island’. This is even more crucial in Australian context, which […]

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 […]

2022-2023 High Impact Projects Announced

AURIN and Geoscape announce partnership to provide access to affordable built environment data

AURIN is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Geoscape Australia to enable access to their high-quality data products for researchers. Geoscape combines authoritative government data with spatial data derived from satellite and aerial imagery to deliver a clear picture of our cities, regional centres, and rural communities as they change. Geoscape location data […]

AusEnHealth: An Australian Environmental Health
Digital Twin

AusEnHealth

Since January 2021, AURIN has been involved in laying the foundation for an open-access Australian Environmental Health (AusEnHealth) Strategic Planning Digital Twin. This ambitious one-year pilot project aims to understand the landscape of Australian environmental health data collection at both state and national levels. The AusEnHealth project has acted as a means for testing, learning, […]

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