Category Archives: News

Liveable City Digital Twin: Piloting a Precinct-Level Digital Twin in Western Sydney

Photograph of cars driving at night, overlaid with a digital grid

A digital twin is a virtual model designed to accurately represent a real world process or system. Urban digital twins provide a representation of our built environment, including  infrastructure services and social dimensions, for data analytics and simulations that can be updated as their equivalents change. Digital twins can be used to test scenarios and […]

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

Photograph of the exterior of a Melbourne Apartment Block

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: Bikeability Assessment Tool

A goal of transportation planning is to cost effectively improve mobility, sustainability and quality of life. One simple way to do this is to increase the amount of people cycling. Bicycles reduce traffic, lower carbon emissions and provide efficient transportation. They improve people’s health and connect them more to their environment. Unsurprisingly, growing evidence suggests […]

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 […]

2022-2023 High Impact Projects Announced

Moein Mehrolhassani and Tomas Cereceda join AURIN as Project Coordinators

We are excited to have recently welcomed Moein Mehrolhassani and Tomas Cereda, who have joined AURIN’s Project Support team as Project Coordinators. Moein will be focused on the ATRC (Australian Transport Research Cloud), while Tomas will be coordinating our HIP (High Impact Projects) program and the AURIN-ALA Built Environments Biodiversity Project. Moein has a Bachelor […]

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 […]

Javed de Costa joins AURIN

Javed de Costa (Photo by Rohit Gupta)

AURIN is glad to welcome Javed de Costa as a Software Developer, focusing on the Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC) project. He brings with him several years of experience across a variety of roles, including in software development, design and education. Javed holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and […]

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, […]

AURIN welcomes Sadia Waleem

Sadia

We are excited to welcome Sadia Waleem to AURIN. Bringing more than a decade of experience in web and mobile application development on various technological platforms, she joins the eInfrastructure team as a Full Stack Software Engineer. In 2017, Sadia completed her master’s in information technology from the University of Melbourne and has been working […]

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