Category Archives: Walkability

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 […]

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 […]

Is your neighbourhood making you fit or fat?

  Walkability tool helps urban planners play a role in fighting obesity Urban planners have a bigger role to play in fighting obesity according to health and urban research experts at the University of Melbourne. Public health researcher Professor Billie Giles-Corti said the data, maps and tools exist to improve ‘walkability’ in Melbourne, and other […]

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