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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 |
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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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BARI and URBAN.Boston Ask the Question, “How Can Researchers Engage Communities for Social Change?”

Last Wednesday, BARI, in conjunction with URBAN.Boston, hosted an event at Codman Square Health Center asking the question, “How can urban researchers engage communities for social change?” The evening was structured to foster conversation between researchers and community members and organizations. The night began with brief presentations by five graduate students from local universities who…
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Published On: February 13, 2017 |
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Northeastern Named Department of Transportation “Beyond Traffic Innovation Center”

Northeastern University was recently named a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center by the Department of Transportation to help address our nation’s transportation challenges. The effort is a response to a recent DoT report, “Beyond Traffic 2045,” that found our transportation system and current planning mechanisms insufficient to respond to factors like population growth, new technology, and…
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Published On: February 8, 2017 |
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BARI and BIP Award Three Research Seed Grants

The Boston Area Research Initiative and the Boston Indicators Project are proud to announce the recipients of research seed grants for the Spring 2017 semester. We are pleased to note that the recipients hail from three different disciplines at three universities and feature distinct methodologies, including an innovative experiment, the design of a societally-minded game,…
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Published On: January 30, 2017 |
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Urban Sustainability in the 21st Century

“Inequalities in the physical health and social fabric of cities constitute a threat to urban sustainability and call into question the ability of cities to collectively respond to environmental challenges” writes BARI Co-Director Robert J. Sampson, in a newly published paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). In the paper, titled “Urban…
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Published On: January 11, 2017 |
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BARI is Hiring Postdoc Research Associates

Boston Area Research Initiative is excited to announce that we are hiring two Postdoctoral Research Associates to join our team in Fall 2017. The postdocs will contribute to ongoing efforts to translate modern digital data (i.e., administrative records, social media posts, sensor readings) into products that advance both urban scholarship and public policy. The role…
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Published On: December 7, 2016 |
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American Journal of Public Health Paper uses BARI Data

A new paper published in the December issue of American Journal of Public Health used the Boston Area Research Initiative’s bicycle collision data for a study on bicycle safety and the risk of being injured in an accident. The authors, led by Dr. Felipe Pedroso, found that there has been a 14 percent decrease in…
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Published On: December 6, 2016 |
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BARI Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Data Portal

BARI has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to construct the Boston Portal to Data and Analysis Tools (P–>DAT), an expansion of BARI’s Boston Data Portal. The project will integrate data from a variety of sources, from large-scale administrative data to mobile phone data, across time and space in order to develop…
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Published On: December 1, 2016 |
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BARI Co-Hosts Inaugural HUBweek Hackathon

As part of HUBweek, this Wednesday, September 28, BARI co-hosted a hackathon on “Data Science, Journalism, and the Future of Justice” with InkHouse and Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and College of Computer and Information Science. It was the inaugural HUBweek hackathon. BARI co-director Dan O’Brien participated on a panel with Todd Wallack, of the Boston…
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Published On: October 4, 2016 |
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