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

  • New Hubway Stations Opening in April

    Hubway, metro-Boston’s public bike share system, reopened system-wide operations last week and this week will see the installation of two new Cambridge Hubway stations, at Danehy Park and Dana Park.

  • Take a Business Development Workshop

    Learn about new workshops that Community Development is offering to Cambridge entrepreneurs.

  • Race to Solar Will Help Non-Profits Go Solar

    The Race to Solar program will bring solar energy to non-profits at little or no cost. This will help them save on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more and see how you can help a non-profit you know benefit.

  • Custom Woodwork Playground Equipment Celebrated

    Cambridge woodworker Mitch Ryerson, who created custom features at recently renovated parks in Cambridgeport, is profiled in a article

  • Late Night MBTA Service Begins

    Late Night Service starts on March 28th on select routes throughout the MBTA System

  • Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future

    The Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future – through the collaboration of its signatories and community expertise and application of research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise – will strive to create a more healthy, livable and sustainable Cambridge community by addressing global environmental challenges.

  • Transit Strategic Plan Interim Report Now Available

    “The future success of Cambridge hinges on better public transportation-- high quality transit, biking, and walking options make cities far better places to live and work,” says City Manager Richard C. Rossi.

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