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.

Latest News

Examining Racial Segregation in Boston at Different Geographic Scales

Data Stories: The American Community Survey, 2013 – 2017   Every year, BARI updates and releases data from the American Community Survey on the Boston Data Portal. To demonstrate the value of these data, our researchers wrote a series of blog posts, highlighting some maps and insights they’ve been able to glean from the data.  …
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Published On: February 8, 2019 |

The Cost of Gridlock: Shutdown Politics and Their Impact on Greater Boston

Data Stories: The American Community Survey, 2013 – 2017   Every year, BARI updates and releases data from the American Community Survey on the Boston Data Portal. To demonstrate the value of these data, our researchers wrote a series of blog posts, highlighting some maps and insights they’ve been able to glean from the data….
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Published On: February 6, 2019 |

Upcoming Events

Boston Data Portal Training

March 7th, 9 AM – 12 PM, Northeastern Crossing

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) and Northeastern Crossing are partnering to offer a hybrid version of our community-based training, bringing together local community organizations with faculty and students from Northeastern. The training will cover the Boston Data Portal, an online platform where visitors of all experience levels can browse, map, analyze, and download a variety of data describing the people, places, and neighborhoods of Boston. Read more >

 

 

Research Profile