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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
Cambridgeport Neighborhood Study 2003 Update 2003 update to Cambridgeport Neighborhood Study issued in 2000. Cambridgeport 2003
Cambridgeport Neighborhood Study 2000 report of a study committee composed of neighborhood residents working with CDD staff covering housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. Cambridgeport 2000
Cambridgeport Blue Ribbon Committee Report 1986 report of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Cambridgeport revitalization. Focuses on land use, housing and urban design issues, with additional attention to open space, traffic and employment opportunities. Referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Article 15.12. Cambridgeport 1986
Cambridge Urban Forest Canopy Assessment 2005 report about the an Urban Forest Canopy Assessment conducted to develop a baseline estimate of the tree canopy cover in Cambridge and to estimate the value of environmental benefits provided by the urban forest. Citywide 2005
Cambridge Today An interim report on the state of the city from the Envision Cambridge planning process. 2017
Cambridge Street Action Plan 1997 plan providing the basis for efforts to renew and rebuild the Cambridge Street commercial corridor. 1997
Cambridge Riverfront Plan Reconnecting People to the Water This 2011 plan seeks to create a vision for how the Charles River may become an even more valuable resource than it already is, one that is more easily useable for everyone and provides a richer and more inviting experience. Citywide 2011
Cambridge Needs Assessment Report detailing a transparent and inclusive framework for understanding the needs of the Cambridge community. Citywide 2017
Cambridge Lighting Study Report Reviews the inventory of public lighting, provides standards for appropriate light levels for Cambridge streets, evaluates energy-efficient light sources, and recommends luminaire types for street and park lighting. Citywide 2010
Cambridge Institutional Growth Management Plan Serves as the policy underpinning the regulation of institutional uses in the zoning code. Assesses the relative impact on residential neighborhoods of institutional uses and serves as a guide to the Board of Zoning Appeal for granting special permits. Citywide 1981
Cambridge Inclusionary Housing Study 1998 report examines the need for affordable housing generated by development of market rate housing in the City of Cambridge. Citywide 1998
Cambridge Biotechnology Brochure Outlines how, over the past decade, biotechnology research has emerged as a significant focus in the City's business community and advantages city offers as a place to conduct business. Citywide 2012
Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust Brochure Describes the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust and its activities supporting affordable housing acquisition and development, affordable housing preservation, first-time homebuyer assistance, and housing rehabilitation. Citywide 2006
Cambridge - Just the Facts Compendium of facts, figures and other information of interest to companies considering Cambridge as a location to do business. Citywide 2011
Bike Lane Study: How Pavement Markings Influence Vehicle Positioning 2005 paper from study conducted by the City of Cambridge that finds that when bike lanes or other pavement markings were present, bicyclists traveled further away from parked cars than when no markings were present. Citywide 2005