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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 […]

Happy International Open Data Day!

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. […]

Case Study: Analysing Housing Affordability

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’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 […]

Former AURIN Director receives Member of the Order of Australia in Australia Day honours

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 […]

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 […]

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