• About the Project
Shape of the City

In February 2015, the Boston Indicators Project delivered a comprehensive presentation on the past and current shape of Boston.  In it, we explored events and trends that most affected the city's residents, infrastructure, and geography.  Critically, we asked a simple question: what will shape Boston's future?


Shape of the City video

Shape of the City slides (download)

Opportunity Dashboard

Greater Boston's Emerging Civic Agenda, created by hundreds of experts, policy makers and community stakeholders over ten years, offers as set of coherent data-driven strategies to move the region forward.  It is organized in four areas, with goals and measurable milestones.
Organized into six buckets, the Opportunity Index tracks key indicators of mobility across a lifetime.  Developed to initiate and inform conversations on inequality, this tool will evolve along with conversations on economic and social disparities.