The Smart, Equitable Commonwealth: Co-Creating the Society We Want


Boston, MA
United States

Friday, 24 April 2020 - 8:00am

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BARI’s annual conference is a unique forum for greater Boston’s civic data ecosystem—spanning the public sector, private sector, non-profits, community leaders, and academia—to explore how data and technology can be used to better understand and serve our communities. “Smart cities” should be about more than just efficiency and fancy new tools; it is about partnering across institutions and communities to collaboratively transform all of our cities and towns into the places we want them to be.

We are inviting proposals for talks describing data-driven work occurring throughout Greater Boston.We are interested in talks on all topics related to cities and communities, including but not limited to: housing; transportation; public health; climate change; inequality and segregation; public safety and law enforcement; arts and culture; and access to resources, amenities, and services. In keeping with our themes of “equity” and “co-creating society,” we are encouraging submitters to consider which members of society are engaged in or impacted by their work. If relevant, we also ask you to note the role of cross-institutional collaboration.

The Boston Area Research Initiative is now accepting proposals for talks for its spring conference, The Smart, Equitable Commonwealth: Co-Creating the Society We Want, to be held on April 24th, 2020.

Click here to submit a proposal! Proposals are due by Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 11:59 PM.