The Community Development Department is the planning agency for the City of Cambridge.

The mission of the Community Development Department (CDD) is to enhance the character and diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and support sustainable economic growth that expands opportunities for residents, enables a high quality of life within the community, and contributes to a healthy environment. Learn more about the Department.

Read about the Department's accomplishments during FY16.


News and Announcements

  • Housing Information Session September 29

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership programs on Thursday, September 29 at the Russell Youth Community Center

  • Fall Bicycle Education Workshops

    Join the City of Cambridge for free bicycle education workshops this fall!

  • Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Report Available

    This document is a DRAFT version of the City’s Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) that is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by October 1, 2016. Comments on the CAPER will be received by the City until September 25, 2016

  • 9th Annual Bow Tie Ride September 25

    An easy paced two-hour, 12 mile community bike ride tracing the bow-tie shaped boundaries of the city

  • Harvard Square Intercept Survey

    EDD will be conducting the Harvard Square Intercept survey from September 14-26, 2016. Stop by and give us your input on the Square.

  • Inclusionary Housing Study Completed

    The Cambridge Inclusionary Housing study examines the city’s inclusionary housing program and recommend changes to inclusionary housing provisions in the city’s Zoning Ordinance.

  • Sunny Cambridge Launches

    The City of Cambridge today announced the launch of Sunny Cambridge, a program that provides residents with access to online tools and resources for making smarter decisions about solar.

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