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.
What are the best ways to solve the pressing challenges of our city, region, country and planet? The Hub of Innovation profiles a set of breakthrough solutions from the region, nation and around the world. Nominate an innovation!
Treating the whole person and educating the community
The Codman Square Health and Education Center is a community-based, outpatient health care and multi-service center. The Center does not simply provide clinical solutions, but promotes a culture of health.
Age mimicking suit aids in designing products for the aged
Joseph Coughlin's AgeLab at MIT has managed to design something rare - empathy. That is the objective behind a suit named AGNES, an acronym for the Age Gain Now Empathy System.
Enabling access to your genetic profile
23andMe is a retail DNA testing service providing information and tools for consumers to learn about and explore their DNA.
An integrated community-based approach to reducing obesity in school children
The "Shape Up Somerville" program sets a precedent in community responsiveness to childhood obesity.
Mark 10 if you're ecstatic. "Happiness" survey creates powerful new indicator.
The City of Somerville, MA, set a precedent in 2011 by surveying residents on their “happiness.” Researchers hope to correlate ratings of well-being to determine what makes residents more or less satisfied.
From ZipCar smart car sharing, to Hubway smart bike sharing - Boston continues to be the Hub of Innovation.