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

  • MBTA Overnight Bus Service Survey

    The MBTA, City of Boston, City of Cambridge, and the advocacy group TransitMatters have partnered to better understand the needs of those traveling overnight in and around Boston. You can help by completing a short survey about your overnight travel.

  • Housing Information Session December 12

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs on Monday December 12 at the Cambridge Library

  • 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.

  • Mass Ave Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Begins December 2016

    New item for protected bike lane demonstrations on two areas of Mass Ave beginning in December 2016

  • Apply to the Community Business Planning Program

    Thinking about starting a business? Apply to our 10-week business planning course!

  • Drive Green with MassEnergy

    Get steep discounts on electric vehicles through MassEnergy's Drive Green campaign!

  • Metro Mayors Climate Commitment

    In May 2015, the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition (MMC) adopted the Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Commitment. The Commitment created the Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Taskforce to guide regional climate decisions in a collaborative manner. The Taskforce supports coordination among the existing and planned climate resiliency and mitigation efforts of the communities in metro Boston.

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