Designing with Data for Urban Resilience

  • Nano LangenheimEmail author
  • Marcus White
  • Jack Barton
  • Serryn Eagleson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The growing availability of spatial data heralds extensive opportunities for urban planning and design. Planning for resilience and enabling positive design outcomes requires transliterate methods of working with data and instigation of systems which can be quickly and iteratively adapted to complex multiple criteria and across multiple geographies. As such, planning support systems are critical to assist decision-makers navigate increasingly large repositories of (big) data, and develop evidence-based, replicable methodologies and easily communicated scenarios that can inform both the planning process and increase community buy-in for behavioural augmentation. To do this, we need to bring together data and information sets in a dynamic way, from disparate and vastly divergent disciplines and sources. This chapter will present a series of exemplars for environmental analysis, predictive modelling and planning support systems, particularly, the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN): a federated data platform supporting urban research, design and policy formulation.


Interdisciplinary Agent based pedestrian modeling Community consultation Data access 



The PedCatch tool has been built on prior work funded by the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) and The Australian National Data Service (ANDS). The current project is a University of Melbourne Disability Research Initiative funded by Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) and Melbourne Social Equity Institute (MSEI).

The Elwood project was developed through PhD candidature in the Department of Architecture, Monash University and forms part of the wider research into Elwood and its catchment undertaken by the Co-operative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities’ D5.1 program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nano Langenheim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcus White
    • 2
  • Jack Barton
    • 2
  • Serryn Eagleson
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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