Daniel O'Brien Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director, Boston Area Research Initiative email@example.com 617.373.8900 Expertise big data, social issues, urban policy Daniel O’Brien in the Press Busing doesn’t improve academic outcomes for Boston students of color, study finds Daniel O’Brien, a Northeastern University professor who has analyzed the effects of the current assignment system, called the research paper’s findings striking. Business Insider How a partnership between the city of Boston and local universities is working to help policymakers better serve residents City-university partnerships are critical to digital transformation, as city agencies are consumed by “the daily grind of running a city,” O’Brien, who’s also an associate professor of public policy and urban affairs, criminology, and criminal justice at Northeastern University said. “Universities bring skills and extra capacity to the table to design research studies, execute research […] Business Insider An increase in Airbnb rentals is linked to more crime in some Boston neighborhoods, a new study finds An uptick in crime in certain Boston neighborhoods appears to be linked to the introduction of Airbnb rentals, according to a study out of Northeastern University. Boston Herald Study from Northeastern links violent crime surges in Boston neighborhoods to Airbnb vacation rentals The peer-reviewed study looked at Airbnb housing data in Boston from 2011 to 2018, data from Northeastern, and 911 dispatches from that same time period. Northeastern professors examined violent and nonviolent crime reports, and found that violent crime tended to rise about a year or two after an increase in Airbnbs. The housing data used in the […] Euronews Airbnb raises violent crime rates in cities as long-term residents are pushed out, says US study “It’s not the number of Airbnb tourists who stay in a neighborhood that causes an increase in criminal activities,” said Professor Babak Heydari from Northeastern University. Why Do Some Crimes Increase When Airbnbs Come to Town? Researchers from Northeastern University reviewed data in Boston from 2011 to 2018, a period of both sustained growth in Airbnb listings and growing concerns about crime. They found that certain violent crimes—fights, robberies, reports of someone wielding a knife—tended to increase in a neighborhood a year or more after the number of Airbnbs increased—a sign, […] WCVB TV COVID-19 pandemic worsens housing disparities in Boston Northeastern professor Dan O’Brien points out many of these larger landlords have not signed onto the state’s Eviction Diversion Pledge which says they’ll abide by the CDC moratorium and work with residents to create payment plans. Northeastern study reveals racial disparities in navigating the pandemic Daniel O’Brien, a public policy and urban affairs professor at Northeastern who led the study said the report’s findings should propel public officials and community organizations to realize that the challenges facing different neighborhoods and populations are unique and serve as a road map to ensure that those communities receive additional support during the second […] Innovation will help us rebuild Daniel T. O’Brien is the director of the Boston Area Research Initiative and an associate professor of public policy and urban affairs at Northeastern University. Alicia Sasser Modestino is an associate professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern and the associate director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Ars Technica Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs scraps its ambitious Toronto project “The next time this is done by Sidewalk Labs or any big tech corporation that wants to reimagine the future of neighborhoods, it will be done in close communication with communities,” says Daniel O’Brien, who studies research and policy implications of “big data” at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy. Daniel O’Brien for Northeastern Global News Imagine leading a city through a pandemic and mass protests. Now imagine doing it from home. Imagine leading a city through a pandemic and mass protests. Now imagine doing it from home. Three mayors and one town manager in Massachusetts have had to do just that since February. Now, these leaders are thinking about ways to strengthen their communities after COVID-19. Northeastern University researchers find little evidence for ‘broken windows theory,’ say neighborhood disorder doesn’t cause crime Northeastern University researchers find little evidence for ‘broken windows theory,’ say neighborhood disorder doesn’t cause crime Northeastern researchers have found that broken windows and other signs of disorder don’t cause people to break the law. Algorithms can lead to more efficient public transit. Here’s how you may already be helping. Algorithms can lead to more efficient public transit. Here’s how you may already be helping. Interactions with the Transit app provide a massive amount of data about how riders use the app and navigate the transit system. Here’s what happened when Boston tried to assign students good schools close to home Here’s what happened when Boston tried to assign students good schools close to home The shortage of top-quality schools in certain Boston neighborhoods has undercut the city’s bold efforts to provide access to good schools close to home, according to a new study led by a Northeastern University-based research center.