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 […]

Housing Demonstrator Deliverable #8 – Final Product Post

Introduction A web based analysis tool-kit has been developed to support housing analysis. The tool is developed in its current form to focus on the analysis of housing in the North West corridor of Melbourne. It actually has the capacity to be extended and applied in any jurisdiction, provided the necessary data integration component is […]

Understanding Walkability and Public Transport Using Ped-Catch Key Apps Deliverable #5 – Deployed, tested and documented software system

The Application The purpose of this tool was to yield a more accurate understanding of how neighbourhood walkability is associated with access and permeability, and to develop an interactive on-line tool for researchers and planners to modify neighbourhood walkability to enhance access to features of interest. As such, this tool will provide not only innovative […]

Housing Project Deliverable #5 – Deployed, tested and documented software system

The Housing Project Application A browser based analysis tool-kit has been developed to support housing analysis. The study are for the tool focusses on the analysis of housing in the North West corridor of Melbourne. It actually has the capacity to be extended and applied in any jurisdiction, provided the necessary data integration component is […]

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 […]