Employment Deliverable #8 – Final Product Post

Product name: Employment Clustering tool to evaluate the imactos of planned activity centres on Local Employment and Acessibility. Primary users: Economists, Strategic Planners, Researchers Synopsis: This project responds to a consensus among local policy makers, that Melbourne needs to adopt a multi-nodal metropolitan planning strategy in order to foster local economic development and reduce commuting. For decades, […]

Age blog feature: Better liveability through data in Melbourne’s north-west

Today Craig Butt published a blog post featuring outputs from the Health and Housing demonstrator projects. “Highly-targeted maps generated by the tool show pockets of social disadvantage,  in parcels of land as small as a few city blocks, where high rates of illness  and poor access to medical help collide.” Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/data-point/blogs/the-crunch–data-point/better-liveability-through-data-in-melbournes-northwest-20130808-2rin8.html#ixzz2bS3Nt6u1

Employment Demonstrator goes to Dublin

  The employment demonstrator team was in Dublin on 16 July delivering a paper on the tool they have developed entitled “An Open-Source Tool for Identifying Industrial Clusters in a Data-Poor Environment”. The paper was delivered at the AESOP/ACSP Joint Congress “Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions”. The paper was well delivered in a session […]

Health Demonstrator – Demonstration of Value

Professor Jane Gunn has conducted a number of conference presentations and meeting presentations outling the value of the Health Demonstrator project each of these activities are outlined below: 1. Conference Presentation: Professor Jane Gunn, Dr. John Furler  and Dr Victoria Palmer titled: Care and Systems Experience – Diabetes CASE-D. Presentation slides available here: SAPC_Presentation Reference to the […]

Health Demonstrator – User Testing

On the 18th of July Dr John Furler conducted a user testing workshop for the health demonstrator project. This was complemented with a 15 minute presentation from Jack Barton on the AURIN Portal. Agencies participating in the user testing workshop include: The Inner North West Primary CAre Partnership, Inner North West Medicare Local, Australian Bureau […]

Demonstrator 4: Health Project Champions Meeting

On the 5th of June the two project champions Professor Jane Gunn and Steve Ballard met with the project team. Using the health demonstrator tool Jane quickly identified the areas within the Inner North West Medicare Region which contained a combination of high disadvantage (according with SEIFA), High diabetes prevalence and High levels of depression […]

Walkability – Demonstration of Value

On the 24th of May Billie Giles-Corti presented the Walkability project at the Congress of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity held in Ghent Belgium, 22 – 25 May 2013. The purpose of the presentation was to demonstrate the application of the Walkability tool for testing different built environment scenarios and their impact on neighbourhood walkability. […]

Housing Project Demonstration of Value

In this demonstration Professor Abbas Rajabifard, Head of Infrastructure Engineering and Director of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration showcases the value of a housing assessment tool which can be used to assess the availability of land based on a Development Potential Index (DPI). It is important to recognise that underpinning this […]

AURIN Training Update

Between the 1st and 3rd of May over 35 participants representing 15 partners agencies took part in a training and information session on the AURIN portal and demonstrator projects conducted as part of the North West Melbourne Data Integration Project. This project has been delivered through the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration […]

Training session on the AURIN portal

I am delighted to inform members of the NWMR Data Integration project that Dr Jack Barton an Urban Data and eResearch Facilitator for AURIN who will be running the training session which aims to introduce the extensive datasets and innovative tools the AURIN portal has to offer. At this stage we have proposed 3 options […]