Category Archives: Resources for Research

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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