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Private Conflict, Public Disorder and Crime in Boston

June 2015   Disorder and crime in neighborhoods “emerge not from public cues but from private disorder within the community,” according to an article by BARI Research Director Daniel O’Brien and BARI Director Robert J. Sampson that appears in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. While “broken windows” theory is “an influential model…
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Published On: June 1, 2015 |
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Mapping Demographic Change in Boston Neighborhoods Between 1880 and 1930

April 2015   Data showing the dramatic demographic transformations in Boston’s neighborhoods between 1880 and 1930 is now available on the Boston Research Map, a joint initiative of the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) and Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis. Drawing on a new database developed by Cristina Groeger, a PhD student in history at…
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Published On: April 1, 2015 |
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Bike Lanes and Bike Safety in Boston

April 2015   A new analysis that combines BARI data on bicycle accidents with data from Runkeeper on individual bike rides and city data on the location of bicycle lanes found that “collision rates are lower in bike lanes.” Prepared by individuals from by individuals at Vermontster LLC, a Boston-based design firm, the analyses also…
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