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Want to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Boston? Northeastern researchers have built a database

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Want to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Boston? Northeastern researchers have built a database

When Airbnbs increase in a neighborhood, so does crime. Here’s why.
A proliferation of Airbnbs, or similar short-term rentals, in a neighborhood contributes to higher rates of crime in the area, according to a new study by two Northeastern researchers.

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When Airbnbs increase in a neighborhood, so does crime. Here’s why.

Imagine leading a city through a pandemic and mass protests. Now imagine doing it from home.

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Imagine leading a city through a pandemic and mass protests. Now imagine doing it from home.

What the 311 system can tell us about the future of smart cities
Boston’s 311 reporting system is the subject of O’Brien’s latest book, The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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What the 311 system can tell us about the future of smart cities

Northeastern’s Beltway insiders

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Northeastern’s Beltway insiders