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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 […]

Are we planning adequate healthcare for the coming ‘ageing boom’?

Mapping cities and health services for future Zimmer frame zones Researchers in Sydney are mapping Australia’s health services and population projections to identify where future hospitals, GPs and even dentists will be most needed as baby boomers hit retirement age. Already stretched health budgets will need to cover the ballooning needs of Australia’s ageing population […]

‘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’, […]

Why the City of Melbourne is a big data partner

‘We’re sharing our urban intelligence, and you should too’ Research and evidence-based planning is the key to Melbourne’s current accolade of ‘world’s most liveable city’ and improving its liveability into the future while managing the pressures of population growth, changing business mixes and weather extremes. In 2015, Melbourne was named the world’s most liveable city […]

Better cities through data-backed infrastructure planning: new industry-research alliance announced

A new alliance means mapped ‘big data’ will soon help Australian industry, business and government organisations make smarter infrastructure plans and decisions, helping our cities meet their future challenges and saving significant costs. PwC and the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) have announced an alliance agreement to bring together their respective problem-solving skills, analysis […]

Where the wild things are: spatial expertise lends a hand

Ecosystems are inherently spatial. We need to know where different species, land use and human settlements are and how they’re interconnected. Now the science needed to secure the future of Australia’s unique ecosystems in the face of growing pressures will benefit from AURIN’s geospatial expertise. Dr Serryn Eagleson, AURIN’s Data, Business and Applications Manager, has been invited to join […]

Building cities with data; Building business with data – AURIN in the media

A new Minister for Cities, the innovation statement and conferences focusing on cities, health and urban issues: urban planning and data analytics are gaining traction as hot topics. Consequently, AURIN has been in the news in two recent media stories. The Guardian With the rise of big data, Australia’s future cities could be safer, more […]

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