Category Archives: Sustainability

Liveability For All On Our Urban Fringes

NCRIS-enabled projects AURIN and TERN are delivering data and analysis tools to support research and planning for more sustainable urban environments.

Explore the free urban and environmental data and services that make informed planning and policy-making possible

Future Earth Australia Launches 10 Year Strategy for Sustainable Cities and Regions

Future Earth Australia, a program of the Australian Academy of Science, have launched The Sustainable Cities and Regions 10 Year Strategy to Enable Urban Systems Transformation.

AURIN took part in the consultation and supports the recommendations through our data, workbench and network.

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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