The metrics dashboard features 14 metrics that will be evaluated on a yearly basis to measure and track the City’s overall progress towards achieving the plan’s goals. The metrics reflect Boston’s data driven approach to guiding long-term growth to boost quality of life, equity and resilience in every neighborhood across Boston. The dashboard allows users to interact with data available on historic trends, current benchmarks and how we will achieve the goals laid out in the plan.
The 14 established metrics are reflective of the five overarching goals established by residents through the Imagine Boston 2030 engagement process. More than 15,000 residents contributed to inform the following goals: (1) encourage affordability, reduce displacement, and improve quality of life, (2) increase access to opportunity, (3) drive inclusive economic growth, (4) promote a healthy environment and prepare for climate change, and (5) invest in open space, arts & culture, transportation, and infrastructure. The metrics track progress in the following areas: housing cost burden, premature mortality, walkability, safety, wealth gap disparity, childhood poverty, education, job creation, energy emissions, climate change, parks quality, commute modes, and arts and culture.
The Data Explorer is a project created in partnership with the GE Boston Civic Fellows as a tool to help residents interact with data in a different way. The tool is used to map data geographically so that the user can customize and layer the existing open-data in an interactive platform. Share your maps with #ImagineBoston to tell us your story!