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!
A bus on stilts will drive above traffic - creating energy- and space-efficient, elevated public transportation
This bus concept, currently in development, will “straddle the road,” literally driving over the traffic without a rail system.
From ZipCar smart car sharing, to Hubway smart bike sharing - Boston continues to be the Hub of Innovation.
The world's first magnetic levitation train
Reaching speeds of up to 430 kilometers per hour (260 mph), the Maglev is the world's fastest form of public ground transport. The futuristic train rushes commuters between the airport and downtown Shanghai.
Concept car combines bicycle sharing and foldable sporty vehicle
Changing the way that cities and citizens plan their future
OpenPlans provides a virtual space for public agencies (both national and international) to share and borrow ideas for improving their respective cities and regions.