UADI Project

Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure (UADI) project

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
PROJECT ID: LE160100174

This one-year-long project is a collaboration of six Australian universities to develop an urban analytics data infrastructure that builds on the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network and the UADI website gives full details. This digital data infrastructure intends to enable the integration, harmonisation, connectivity and scalability of multi-source urban datasets. This infrastructure is required to underpin the next generation of data-driven modelling and decision-support tools to enable the design of smart, productive and resilient cities. These capabilities are predicated on the adoption of ISO standards, development of new ontological frameworks and an urban data dictionary to enable semantic inferencing of datasets and the development of data structures and services. This framework would then be applied to data on people, land and urban infrastructure to support comparative and multi-dimensional analytics.

This project develops the digital infrastructure required to underpin the next generation of data driven modelling and decision-support tools to enable smart, productive and resilient cities. This project will capitalise and add value to the AURIN platform, create a positive impact on the fragmented data landscape that persists in Australia, and empower new capabilities in urban analytics. This project will not only advance the emerging area of urban science and provide new opportunities for urban researchers to engage with national or international cooperative initiatives, it will also crucially support evidence-based planning to enable societal transformation to realise sustainability and well-being in Australian cities.

The value of the project is approximately $2million over one year, with the ARC contributing around $805,000.

Chief Investigators from University of Canberra:
Prof Robert Tanton and Prof Barbara Norman
Staff: Dr Yogi Vidyattama

Other chief Investigators:

  • Prof Abbas Rajabifard (The University of Melbourne)
  • Prof Robert Stimson (The University of Melbourne)
  • Prof Bill Randolph (The University of New South Wales)
  • Prof Christopher Pettit (The University of New South Wales)
  • Prof Jane Hunter (The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof Jonathan Corcoran (The University of Queensland)
  • Prof Sharon Biermann (The University of Western Australia)
  • Prof Pascal Perez (University of Wollongong)
  • Dr Saeid Mohsen Kalantari Soltanieh (The University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Nam Huynh (University of Wollongong)

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