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Additional Publications

In addition to the reports and other documents listed in the Publications Directory, the Department produces a number of other reports and newsletters on a regular basis.  These include the following:

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For paper copies and to obtain more information about a publication please contact the Community development Department at 617/349-4600 or CDDat344@cambridgema.gov.


Document Name Description Geography Year
Kendall Square Customer Intercept Survey Summary Report 2009 report with results of survey used to develop a better understanding of what Cambridge residents and Central Square customers want in the Kendall Square commercial district. 2011
Interim Climate Recommendations on Moving Cambridge Forward on Climate Protection This report identifies several priority areas for energy use reduction and on which the city should focus and offers recommendations for implementation and further research. Citywide 2009
How to Do Business with the City of Cambridge 2012 summary of requirements for conducting business with the City of Cambridge. Citywide 2012
Housing Profile Housing profile providing information through 2010, as available, about housing sales costs, condominium conversions and market rents, including some information by neighborhood. Citywide 2010
Housing Options for Older Cantabridgians This report is the fi rst part of a two stage process involving a demographic review of Cambridge residents 55 and older and an assessment of their existing housing options Citywide 2010
Healthy Parks and Playgrounds Task Force Report 2009 report with recommendations for new and innovative approaches to the design and operation of future public parks and playgrounds in Cambridge to provide facilities that better serve physical, developmental, and social needs. Citywide 2009
Harvard Square Development Guidelines Guidance for future, incremental growth and change in the Harvard Square Overlay District pertaining to new construction and renovation. Referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Article 20.50. 2002
Growth Policy Update 2007 The Growth Policy document outlines the planning assumptions and policies guiding the physical planning of Cambridge. Citywide 2007
Growth Policy Toward a Sustainable Future The Growth Policy document outlines the planning assumptions and policies guiding the physical planning of Cambridge. Citywide 1993
Green Ribbon Open Space Committee Report 2000 The Green Ribbon Open Space Committee was appointed in 1999 to develop criteria for expanding and improving the city’s open space system. Citywide 1999
Green Building Task Force Recommendations The Green Building/Zoning Task Force was appointed by the City Manager in April 2008 to work with City staff and analyze various approaches and to encourage energy efficient building practices. Citywide 2009
Green Building Annex Article discussing the reconstruction of the City Hall Annex office building as a Green Building using the guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Mid-Cambridge 2004
Grand Junction Rail-with-Trail Feasibility Study Study of the use of the Grand Junction corridor as location for a linear path. 2006
Energy Reduction Plan 2010 plan for the reduction of energy consumption by the City. Citywide 2010
Economic Development Policy Addresses challenges and opportunities offered by the economic environment of Cambridge. Expands upon these themes, analyzes recent economic trends, and enumerates existing policies and programs that grow from them. Citywide 2004