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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 […]

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’, […]

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