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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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 |

BARI Publishes 2017 Version of its Geographical Infrastructure for the City of Boston

  BARI has published the 2017 version of its Geographical Infrastructure for the City of Boston on the Boston Data Portal. The Geographical Infrastructure is a hierarchical database that organizes Boston at 17 different geographical levels–including land parcels, streets, census geographies, and other administrative regions. This structure enables aggregate calculations from lower levels to higher…
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Henry Gomory
BARI Research Assistant