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.

Peter Ciurczak
Peter Ciurczak
Research Associate
Anise Vance, Senior Manager, Research in Race and Equity
Anise Vance
Senior Manager, Research in Race and Equity

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.

Matthew Zagaja
Lead Web Developer
Tim Reardon
Director of Data Services
Alicia Rouault
Digital Services Manager
Jessie Partridge
Research Analyst II and Data Engagement Specialist


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]
September 28, 2015
Metropolitan Area Planning Council's Assistant Director of Data Services Tim Reardon testifies before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Housing, maintaining that housing demand is an economic... [read more]


January 25, 2018
Presentation - By: Alicia Rouault

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Video: Meeting Youth Where They Are
December 1, 2017
Journal Article - By: Meghan Z. Gough, Jason Reece

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

November 30, 2017
Presentation - By: Anise Vance

Boston Indicators

May 27, 2017
Website - By: MAPC

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Link to MassBuilds Website
May 18, 2017
Meeting Materials - By: Noah Urban, Megan Johanson, April Urban, Alicia Rouault

Data Driven Detroit (D3), Thoughtwell (previously Community Research Partners), Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Metropolitan Area Planning Council


Partner Webinars

November 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Ryan Ferriman, Shift Research Lab-- Mile High Data Day- Experience fostering connections, skills, and open data Anise Vance, Boston Indicators -- Responding... [read more]

Presenters Ryan Ferriman , Anise Vance, Marc Rostan, Norma Garza, Dan Brown
November 19, 2015 - 1:00pm

... [read more]

Presenters Leah Hendey, Peter Tatian, Jessie Partridge, Denise Groesbeck, Joe Baldwin, Mary Buchanan