Category Archives: Government

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. […]

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 […]

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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