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 […]

Presentation to the Southern and Eastern Metropolitan Regions

On the 25th of July I  presented the North and West Melbourne Data Integration Project to the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR)  and Eastern Metropolitan Region  staff and the SMR Servicing Growing Communities Network. Sandy Austin Director of the Southern and Eastern Metropolitan regions (and former champion for the health project) has since sent a message to say   “The availability and utilisation of data that […]

City of Melton – Local data strategy

On the 15th of July Jack Barton and I went to the City of Melton to showcase the AURIN portal and data within the portal as well as to understnad more about the City of Melton local data strategy which aims to engage all Councils business units to deliver reliable and comperable sets of local […]

Local Government walkability strategies and the next steps in developing common approaches for the future.

On the 20th of June the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) convened its second walkability workshop. The workshop opened with a series of presentations. The workshop was attended by some 40 persons from local government and the discussions highlighted the need for a Local Government Walkability Tool Box. Further information relating to the discussions are […]

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 Deliverable #8 – Final Product Post

Product name Agent-based modelling tool Primary users Urban, transport, and social planners, and urban planning and public health researchers and practitioners Synopsis This agent-based modelling tool has the capacity to be not only a powerful urban design tool that builds on existing walkability measures, but also an influential advocacy tool. The purpose of the tool […]