Quarterly Research Wrap: Walkability, Public Transport Quality, Heat Risk and More

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From April to June 2023, data accessed through AURIN was cited in a wide variety of material, including in three papers published in peer-reviewed journals and one in a book of conference proceedings.

These datasets were used by researchers across Australia and internationally to inform analysis on topics including walkability, public transport service quality, heat risk in cities, and more.

We would like to congratulate all researchers who had their work published this quarter – it’s always exciting to see the range of work AURIN’s datasets are able to support.

Published papers (in alphabetical order) citing AURIN this quarter include:

  • ‘Applying the AURIN Walkability Index at the Metropolitan and Local Levels by Sex and Age in Australia’ in Intelligence for Future Cities: Planning Through Big Data and Urban Analytics (ed. Robert Goodspeed, Raja Sengupta, Marketta Kyttä, Christopher Pettit), by Arsham Bassiri Abyaneh (UniSA Creative, University of South Australia), Andrew Allan (UniSA Creative, University of South Australia), Johannes Pieters (UniSA Creative, University of South Australia), Sekhar Somenahalli (UniSA STEM, University of South Australia) and Ali Soltani (UniSA Business, University of South Australia)
  • ‘Health-integrated heat risk assessment in Australian cities’ in Environmental Impact Assessment Review Vol. 102, by Siqin Wang (School of Science, RMIT University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland and Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo), Qian Chayn Sun (School of Science, RMIT University), Xiao Huang (Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas), Yaguang Tao (School of Science, RMIT University), Chunyu Dong (School of Civil Engineering, Sun Yan-Set University), Shinjita Das (School of Science, RMIT University) and Yan Liu (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland)
  • ‘On the cooling energy penalty of urban photovoltaics: a case study in Sydney, Australia’ in Energy and Buildings Vol. 294, by Samira Garshasbi (School of Built Environment, UNSW), Ansar Khan (Department of Geography, Lalbaba College, University of Calcutta) and Mattheos Santamouris (School of Built Environment, UNSW)
  • ‘SentiHawkes: a sentiment-aware Hawkes point process to model service quality of public transport using Twitter data’ in Public Transport 15, No. 2, by Mohammad Masoud Rahimi (AURIN and the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne), Elham Naghizade (School of Computing and Information Technology, RMIT University), Mark Stevenson (Transport, Health, and Urban Design Research Lab, The University of Melbourne) and Stephan Winter (Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne)

If you’re aware of any research citing AURIN data not listed here, please get in touch – we’d love to hear about it! We’d also love to hear from you if you’ve been using data for any kind of other project.