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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
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 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
Bicycle Trends in Cambridge 2011 summary document providing information about bicycling trends in the City. Citywide 2011
Bicycle Parking Guide Spells out the various requirements and guidelines regarding bicycle parking on private property in Cambridge. Citywide 2008
Area Four Neighborhood Study 2010 Update Update to Area Four Neighborhood Study issued in 1995 and previously updated in 2004. Area Four 2010
Area Four Neighborhood Study 2004 Update First update to Area Four Neighborhood Study issued in 1995. Area Four 2004
Area Four Neighborhood Study Recommendations by 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. Area Four 1995
Alewife Plan for Sustainable Development 1995 plan identifying issues in the Alewife area related to environment, public open space, transportation, housing, economic development and urban design. 1995