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.


News and Announcements

  • Cambridge Conversations

    Cambridge is preparing for a city-wide master plan process. Before the community launches into a multi-year master plan, we need a moment to talk, exchange ideas, and think about the best way to set up a process for the master plan.

  • Planning Board Vacancies

    City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board.

  • Summer Bike Workshops Announced

    Free Bicycle Workshops for Cambridge residents and employees during Summer 2014.

  • Join the Cambridge BioMedical Careers Program

    This page describes the new orientation dates for the Cambridge BioMedical Careers Program

  • Housing Information Session September 18

    Come to an informal session to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Lincoln Way Community Room

  • New Retail Interior Accessibility Program

    The Retail Interior Accessibility Program seeks to improve accessibility and physical appearances of independent businesses.

  • Toward a Bikeable Future

    Information about the Cambridge Bicycle Network Plan, a component of the City's bicycle master Plan Toward a Bikeable Future.

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