Audio podcast

23 Jan 2019

Key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.


14 Sep 2018

The Environmental Insights Explorer analyzes Google Maps data to provide rich insights into the vital signs of our planet. These insights can be used to create carbon baselines and accelerate climate action plans.

Beta version available September 2018

Journal article

18 May 2018

The sustainability challenge requires experimentation with innovations, followed by an upscaling process towards a broader regime change in the long term. In Europe we observe various regional hotspots for sustainability experimentation which suggests that there are favorable spatial contexts. Little is known about why different...

Working paper

26 Jan 2017

This paper looks at place-based stigma within communities by mapping social networks and relationships within sub-sections of a disadvantaged urban Tasmanian community. This provides a unique lens for understanding disadvantaged urban places, particularly when laying the foundation for community development strategies to address disadvantage and...


20 Jan 2017

The Atlas provides long-term averages of solar resource (global, diffuse and direct normal), the principal climate phenomena that determines solar power generation. It allows these averages to be compared across global sites, aiding the exploration, prospection, site selection and pre-feasibility evaluation.

Data portal

20 Dec 2016

About SEED

SEED – the portal for S haring and E nabling E nvironmental D ata – has been developed with and for the community of NSW, as a central place for everyone to find data about the environment.

Initially containing...


3 Nov 2016


Deep Crustal Seismic Reflection Profiling: Australia 1978–2015 presents the full suite of reflection profiles penetrating the whole crust carried our in Australia by Geoscience Australia and various partners.

The set of reflection data comprises over 16,000 km of coverage across...


30 Nov 2015


This monograph presents the results of archaeological research that takes a longitudinal approach to interpreting and understanding Aboriginal–European contact. It focuses on a small but unique area of tropical rainforest in far north Queensland’s Wet Tropics Bioregion, located within the traditional lands...


21 Oct 2015

Environment Aotearoa 2015 provides an overall picture of New Zealand's environment across the air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and marine domains and shows interactions between each domain. It presents the human and natural pressures that cause changes to the state of these domains...


30 Apr 2015

Overview: Place-based initiatives are programs designed and delivered with the intention of targeting a specific geographical location and particular population group in order to respond to complex social problems. Typically, they focus on areas and communities with entrenched disadvantage or deprivation.

This report...


28 Oct 2014

This research paper compares the quality of linking two Vocational Education and Training in Schools datasets containing different levels of geography with 2011 Census of Population and Housing data.

Executive summary

As more governments and research sectors look towards using data integration...

Data portal

16 May 2014

This website provides data on housing and housing affordability indicators in Victoria at four geographical levels: Major areas, regions, local government areas and suburbs.

The purpose of the website is to provide useful and accessible data to inform the identification of affordable housing needs...


6 May 2014

This report assesses geographic labour mobility within Australia and its role in a well-functioning labour market.

Key points:

Geographic labour mobility is an important element of a well-functioning labour market. By improving matches between employers and workers, geographic labour mobility can contribute...


1 May 2014

Summary: This guide provides a brief overview of the youth unemployment data available for small geographic areas. This is one in a series of Quick Guides related to labour statistics, designed to provide a basic understanding of Australian labour market data.

The Australian...


27 Feb 2014

Indonesia is unlikely to become a significantly influential international actor in the medium term, despite its size, strategic location and economic potential.

Key findings:

Indonesia’s influence in international affairs is growing, but it will not become a major power in the short...

Journal article

1 Jan 2011

A new geography of functional economic regions (FERs) has been created for Australia using a methodology that optimizes within-region self-containment of commuting to jobs. The paper tests whether this FER geography might overcome the spatial autocorrelation problem encountered when using de jure regions such as...


14 Feb 2008

A Study into the Teaching of Geography in Years 3-10 discusses current practice in the teaching of geography in Australian schools and factors which affect the quality of teaching and learning of geography. It also investigates the fundamentals that every Australian student should know in...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 64
15 Dec 1998

This paper has two specific objectives (i) to ‘locate'disabled people in nineteenth-century Melbourne by showing where and how they lived; and (ii) to illustrate the socio-spatial relations that shaped their lives.



The Greening the Greyfields project is developing tools to apply spatial information to urban planning decision-making, for improved economic, social and environmental outcomes.

The project is informing urban planning decisions related to the redevelopment of the middle suburbs, in particular those precincts characterised as...



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