Category Archives: Transport

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 […]

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 […]

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’, […]

Building cities with data; Building business with data – AURIN in the media

A new Minister for Cities, the innovation statement and conferences focusing on cities, health and urban issues: urban planning and data analytics are gaining traction as hot topics. Consequently, AURIN has been in the news in two recent media stories. The Guardian With the rise of big data, Australia’s future cities could be safer, more […]

AURIN Lecture – ‘Future Cities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’

How do urban system models, smart cities and big data can help shape our urban future? AURIN recently hosted a Lecture and Panel Discussion featuring world-renowned British urban planner and geographer Professor Mike Batty and a panel of Australian experts to discuss this question. Professor Michael Batty—winner of geography’s equivalent of a Nobel, the Vautrin Lud Prize—discussed how […]

Lecture: The Science of Cities

Defining size, shape, scale and performance using percolation theory In November, AURIN proudly presented a seminar for researchers and urban planners by world-renowned British urban planner and geographer Mike Batty (Professor of Planning, University College London). His visit to Melbourne was made possible through a partnership between AURIN and CSIRO. In this talk, Professor Mike Batty explored how […]

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