Heart of the City Database

November 22, 2003
Ashley Lanfer (Project Manager, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston)

The Heart of the City database is an inventory – as comprehensive as possible – of the places, issues, organizations, and sources that relate to Boston’s heartland neighborhoods. The project makes information about more than 250 places, 100 issues, 300 organizations, and 400 sources available to you. Database entries are complemented by approximately 1,000 current and historic photos and more than 300 maps.
The Heart of the City database was created not only to give people information about the place or issue they are most interested in, but also to point out how each neighborhood and issue fits into a broader context. The Heart of the City project demonstrates that no park, transit station, or health issue exists in isolation. Each is a part of the larger urban environment.