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Over the last ten years, BARI’s annual conference has become a unique forum for sharing how greater Boston’s civic data community is advancing a more equitable, just, and democratic society–and setting an agenda for what we need to do now. In 2021 this mission is more critical than ever. As we build back from a crippling pandemic and grapple with revelations of racial injustice and inequities, BARI want to highlight efforts where data and technology are catalyzing our recovery as we look toward the future. Associate Professor Daniel T. O’Brien will be moderating the panel, ‘BARI’s 10th Anniversary: Looking Back and Forward.’


About the Moderator:

o'brien headshotDan O’Brien is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and the Director of Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI). His work focuses on the ways that researchers, policymakers, and practitioners can work together to leverage modern digital data (i.e., “Big Data”) to better understand and serve cities. He also focuses on the behavioral and social dynamics of urban neighborhoods, particularly those that directly impact a place’s future upward (or downward) trajectory.




The event will take place, Friday mornings from April 30th – My 21st, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET. To register, click here.

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