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 Releases Updated Census Indicators on Boston Data Portal

BARI has published updated demographic, socioeconomic, and housing indicators for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey in the Boston Data Portal . The release includes 45 indicators across 7 categories: 1) Sex, Age, and Density; 2) Racial and Ethnic Composition; 3) Economic measures; 4) Family and Household information; 5) Highest Level of Education completed; 6) Method of…
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Published On: March 23, 2017 |

BARI’s Spring Conference: A Reflection from Co-Director Dan O’Brien

  First, I want to thank everyone who participated in BARI’s Spring Conference, “Data-Driven Research, Policy, & Practice: Lessons from Boston, for Boston,” because it would not have been possible without you. I have had a few days (and a snow storm) to reflect on what lessons we in fact learned over the day-and-a-half of…
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Published On: March 16, 2017 |

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