Past Events

Boston Data Portal Training

03/07/2019

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…
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Boston Data Portal Training

10/05/2018

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…
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Confronting Inequality and Economic Mobility: Data-Driven Lessons From Boston, For Boston

04/27/2018

  Rising income inequality and decreasing economic mobility are among the most pressing issues facing cities today, impacting all aspects of urban life, from education and health to transportation and housing. Boston is no exception.   The Boston Area Research Initiative’s 2018 conference, Confronting Inequality and Economic Mobility: Data-Driven Lessons From Boston, For Boston, will…
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Boston Data Portal Training

03/09/2018

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) and Northeastern Crossing are partnering to offer a community-based training on the Boston Data Portal. 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…
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Meet the Kiosks

12/11/2017

  Join Boston Area Research Initiative for a public conversation centered on the opportunities and challenges of installing kiosks throughout the city.   Our goal is to open the conversation regarding Smart Cities projects in order to truly understand what it means to be a “smart city.” Often such projects think about technology first and…
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Boston Data Portal Training

11/03/2017

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) and Northeastern Crossing are partnering to offer a hybrid version of our community-based trainings, 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…
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How Can Urban Researchers Engage Communities for Social Change?

02/08/2017

Please join URBAN.Boston & the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) for a public disucussion featuring BARI seed grant recipients about how researchers and community members can engage with data-intensive urban research to strengthen our neighborhoods and empower our residents! This public event is intended to support learning among community members about the ways that diverse…
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Exploring the Promise of an Urban Earth Science

11/30/2016

Join the Boston Area Research Initiative and the Boston University Initiative on Cities for a panel discussion featuring a group of BU faculty members and researchers working in the growing sub field of urban earth science. This panel will examine empirical examples of the work being done and the broader potential such research has for…
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Defining and Measuring Gentrification

11/07/2016

A discussion with: · Ingrid Gould Ellen, Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT; Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU Wagner and Faculty Director of the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. · Daniel T. O’Brien, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology…
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Hackathon: Data Science, Journalism, and the Future of Justice

09/28/2016

As part of HUBweek, BARI is co-hosting 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. Attendees will work with three different administrative data sets from public sources describing crime and justice in Boston–40 years of homicide reports,…
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