Research infrastructure focused on areas of national priority – the Lenses
The AURIN Lenses address key challenges facing Australia’s diverse urban system and aim to provide access to portfolio of online tools by which researchers may access and interrogate distributed datasets.
A National Network of Expertise
Collaborating organisations/institutions and co-investors are bringing specialist knowledge and experience, building on their existing expertise and history of project delivery, to participation in projects relating to particular Lenses or components of a Lens appropriate to their expertise.
Many datasets and some of the tools and protocols developed for ‘value adding’ in the AURIN research infrastructure are common to multiple Lenses. Lenses may also closely interrelate.
For instance, information relating to Lens 2 (Economic activity and urban labour markets) and Lens 4 (Urban housing) are relevant to Lens 3 (Urban health, well-being and quality of life) and Lens 5 (Urban transport). Information from the Urban transport and Urban housing Lenses will inform the Lens 9 (Urban governance, policy and management).
The Lenses act as selective views, within which the data collation and the design of the infrastructure can be framed, developed and quality assured. They provide a framework for goals and potential research scenarios by which to shape and test the infrastructure design and implementation.
1. Population and demographic futures and benchmarked social indicators.
2. Economic activity and urban labour markets.
3. Urban health, well-being and quality of life.
4. Urban housing.
5. Urban transport.
6. Energy and water supply and consumption.
10. Innovative urban design.
More details of membership of Lenses can be found here.
Listed below are the Lens projects and the collaborating institution:
|Lens1||Analytical tools for the interrogation of inter-regional migration flows and matrices||University of Queensland|
|Lens1||Small area population projections||University of Queensland|
|Lens1||Small area social indicators||The University of Adelaide/Griffith/National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling|
|Lens1||Small area indicators of disadvantage for the Indigenous population||National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra|
|Lens1||Small area wellbeing and quality of life||National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra|
|Lens1||Vulnerability analysis of mortgage, petroleum and inflation risks and expenditure (VAMPIRE) index||Griffith University|
|Lens2||Provision of infrastructure and data integration||Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), The University of Newcastle|
|Lens2||Economic spatial statistics and regional impact analysis tools||Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), The University of Newcastle|
|Lens2||Economic impact assessment tool||The University of Adelaide|
|Lens2||Assessing risk with spatial indexes of economic prosperity and employment vulnerability||Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), The University of Newcastle|
|Lens2||National industry data project||Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI), Victorian Government|
|Lens3||National public health infrastructure provision||Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU), University of Adelaide|
|Lens3||Walkability case-study||The University of Melbourne|
|Lens3||Access to service indicators||City of Melbourne|
|Lens3||Characterising networks in geographical and social ‘space’||The University of Melbourne|
|Lens3||Urban health geovisualisation eResearch tools||CRC Spatial Information (CRCSI)|
|Lens3||VicHealth data provision||VicHealth|
|Lens4||Housing microsimulation eResearch tool (Housemod)||National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra|
|Lens4||Report on the state of play of housing related data and tools||Swinburne University of Technology|
|Lens5||A model-free and multi-modal transport network coding for Australia||University of Wollongong|
|Lens5||Transport network performance||University of South Australia|
|Lens5||Household transport survey harmonisation||National ICT Australia (NICTA)|
|Lens5||Harmonising motor vehicle and environmental efficiency data for Australian cities||Griffith University|
|Lens6||Fine-scale energy and water consumption data||AITHER|
|Lens6||Protocols for energy and water data||CSIRO|
|Lens7||City logistics scoping study complete Q1 2013||Virtual Australia and New Zealand (VANZI)/National ICT Australia (NICTA)|
|Lens10||UrbanViewer||The University of Adelaide|