Category Archives: Urban Development

High Impact Project Update: The Integrated Heat Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit

As extreme weather events increase it’s vitally important to identify populations who are vulnerable to extreme heat, particularly those living in urban areas. Many urban areas have higher temperatures than rural areas, a direct result of urbanisation, which is referred to as an ‘urban heat island’. This is even more crucial in Australian context, which […]

Research impact: Free public transport would mostly benefit wealthier inner-city residents

Map of Melbourne showing the VAMPIRE score (the Vulnerability Analysis for Mortgage, Petroleum and Inflation Risks and Expenditure), available via the AURIN Map portal. The rising cost of living is causing economic pain across Australia. The soaring price of petrol is impacting not just our commutes but also the costs of goods and services. This […]

2022-2023 High Impact Projects Announced

AURIN Investment for Impact: The Park Life Project

AURIN has funded new critical eInfrastructure for open space research, generating new, nationally consistent, data and improving existing analysis and visualisation tools. This will enable Australia’s research community to address complex urban and regional planning issues in Australia and find solutions that create positive impacts for our towns, cities and communities. Public open spaces are […]

In Progress: Adding Built Environments to Climate Models

Three maps, each showing a quality (e.g. vegetation, building coverage) over latitude and longitude

Maps of Sydney according to various descriptors | Image supplied. With data made available through AURIN, researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are working to incorporate more detailed features of the built environment into existing climate models. This will provide a basis for a better understanding of how urban areas both impact […]

Housing Vulnerability Under Pandemic Conditions

The Victorian Government recently announced a rental relief package to support tenants who are “experiencing rental hardship due to COVID-19” (Department of Health and Human Services, 2020). Eligible renters who are unable to afford rent, can access a one-off payment of up to $2000, with the aim of avoiding evictions during the current state of emergency. […]

National Building Data from Geoscape for Australia’s Researchers

AURIN has secured access to high quality building data for Australia.

PSMA have released their Geoscape building data through the AURIN Portal.

The data will be available by application and priority will be given for academic projects with the greatest research impact potential.

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

Housing Data for Australia

In partnership with Australian Property Monitors we are working to widen access across the country and anticipate that by the end of October this year we will have secured access to point level housing data for all states and territories for Australia.  

Leaving no corner unaccounted for, researchers can apply for free access to high value housing data for the state or territory of their choice.

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