CityScore: Big Data Comes to Boston
In 2016, Martin "Marty" Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, introduced CityScore, a data dashboard that measured the city's progress across a range of metrics. The dashboard was updated daily and publicly available. The mayor frequently discussed the CityScore targets in cabinet meetings and the information it provided had become a tool in making policy decisions and allocating budgets. It is 2022. What should become of CityScore? Should future administrations continue to use it as a tool to measure the city's performance? If so, how should they consider adapting it?