The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) is an interuniversity partnership that pursues original urban research on the cutting edge of scholarship and public policy, with an emphasis on opportunities created by novel digital data.

BARI focuses on three major areas of activity:

Pursuing core research-policy partnerships and projects that use modern data to probe major themes and challenges facing greater Boston

Developing the Boston Data Portal to make emergent data sources accessible for research, policy, and practice

Convening and supporting Boston's civic data ecosystem through seed grants, events, and an online network.

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Boston Neighborhood Survey Data Now Available on the Boston Data Portal

BARI has published data from the Boston Neighborhood Survey (BNS) through the Boston Data Portal.   The release took place in conjunction with a Community-Based Training on the Boston Data Portal that was hosted at Northeastern Crossing on June 23rd. Remarks on the value and utility of the data were provided by Dan O’Brien, BARI…
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Published On: July 6, 2017 |

BARI to Release Data from the Boston Neighborhood Survey

BARI is pleased to announce that later this month we will publish data from the Boston Neighborhood Survey (BNS) through the Boston Data Portal. The BNS asked respondents about topics including: (1) community norms and neighborhood resources, (2) respondents’ sense of community well-being and perceptions of community safety, (3) demographic characteristics, and (4) the well-being…
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Published On: June 6, 2017 |

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Henry Gomory
BARI Research Assistant