The Boston Indicators Project offers new ways to understand Boston and its neighborhoods in a regional, national and global context. It aims to democratize access to information, foster informed public discourse, track progress on shared civic goals, and report on change in 10 sectors: Civic Vitality, Cultural Life and the Arts, the Economy, Education, the Environment, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Technology, and Transportation.
The Boston Indicators Project is built on a thoughtful framework that organizes hundreds of indicators and affiliated measures. Indicators are presented here as positive goals for the future in ten sectors, with measures for each indicator that provide an objective way to assess current conditions and trends over time. These same indicators and measures can also be sorted by crosscutting topics and civic agenda goals that encompass and span across the ten sectors. The Boston Indicators Project provides opportunity to look at the patterns of relationship between the individual and the community, the neighborhoods and the city, the city and the region.
Transit oriented development has revitalized city centers while preserving open space and reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions;
Greater Boston is supported by high-quality, fiscally sound transportation options;
Boston's neighborhoods are enlivened by housing of all types, technology access, public art and recreational amenities.
Greater Boston’s leaders reflect the region's diversity;
Residents of all ages and backgrounds collaborate to address regional issues;
Boston is known for the quality of public discourse, mentoring of new leaders and welcoming environment.