Boston Indicators

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Luc Schuster, Director

Boston Indicators is a research center at the Boston Foundation that seeks a thriving Greater Boston for all residents across all neighborhoods. We do this by analyzing key indicators of well-being and by researching promising ideas for making our city more prosperous, equitable and just. To ensure that our work informs active efforts to improve our city, we work in deep partnership with community groups, civic leaders and Boston’s civic data community to produce special reports and host public convenings.

Anne Calef
Research Fellow
Peter Ciurczak
Research Associate

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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Jessie Partridge, Research Analyst II and Data Engagement Specialist

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston.

We work toward sound municipal management, sustainable land use, protection of natural resources, efficient and affordable transportation, a diverse housing stock, public safety, economic development, an informed public, and equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds.

MAPC is governed by representatives from each city and town in our region, as well as gubernatorial appointees and designees of major public agencies. Each municipality in our region belongs to one of eight subregions, each led by one MAPC staff member. The MetroWest subregion is led by an independent board and director. Each subregion includes municipal officials and regional and community stakeholders, all of whom work together to develop an annual work plan and priorities.

Aseem Deodhar
Research Analyst
Conor Gately
Senior Land Use and Transportation Analyst
Guy Hydrick
GIS Administrator
Ryan Kelly
Digital Services Manager
Tim Reardon
Director of Data Services
Jessie Partridge
Research Analyst II and Data Engagement Specialist


December 11, 2019
Eliminating carbon emissions. Advancing equity and resilience. Public health. Economic growth. How do we align those critical needs? That's what the MAPC... [read more]
May 24, 2016
MAPC, the True Story Theater, and the Irish International Immigrant Center hosted a dialogue about housing that will explore belonging, affordability, and displacement in our region. On the spot,... [read more]


October 21, 2021
Presentation - By: Anne Calef, Peter Ciurczak

Boston Indicators

September 29, 2021
Report - By: Anne Calef, Luc Schuster, Peter Ciurczak, Tom Hopper

Boston Indicators

August 9, 2021
Blog post - By: Anne Calef, Luc Schuster

Boston Indicators

Blog post
May 10, 2021
Digital Feature - By: Trevor Mattos, Bansari Kamdar, Phillip Granberry, Fabian Torres-Ardila

Boston Indicators

Link to digital feature
May 4, 2021
Meeting Materials - By: Connor Gately

Metropolitan Area Planning Council


Partner Webinars

December 31, 1969

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Presenters Leah Sakala, Urban Institute (DC), Peter Ciurczak, Boston Indicators, Anne Calef, Boston Indicators, Ellie Lochhead, Housing Solutions Lab (New York), Layla Bellows, Neighborhood Nexus (Atlanta)
December 31, 1969

Idea Showcases are 5 minute opportunities to highlight or talk about the great work our organizations are doing. We had a great line up for this showcase!  The Boston Indicators... [read more]

Presenters Trevor Mattos, Boston Indicators, Jeff Matson, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Jeff Williams, Community Data &, Research Lab at the Johnson Center