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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

Document Name Description Geography Year
Riverside Neighborhood Study 2003 2003 report with recommendations developed by a study committee composed of neighborhood residents worked with CDD staff. Cover housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. Updates 1992 report. Riverside 2003
North Point Design Guidelines 2003 2003 guidelines providing a framework for the design of a livable mixed community in the North Point area of Cambridge. East Cambridge 2003
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
Agassiz Neighborhood Study 2004 Addendum 2004 Addendum to Agassiz Neighborhood Study issued in 2003. Agassiz 2004
Area Four Neighborhood Study 2004 Update First update to Area Four Neighborhood Study issued in 1995. Area Four 2004
Zoning Guide Provides a non-technical overview of zoning in the City of Cambridge, covering basic definitions, the types of zoning districts and their dimensional requirements and the boards involved in zoning decisions. Citywide 2004
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
Neighborhood Nine Study 2004 Update 2004 update to Neighborhood Nine Neighborhood Study issued in 1996. Neighborhood Nine 2004
Neighborhood Demographics Profile Includes a series of 20 tables with information about the 13 neighborhoods of Cambridge, as well as citywide statistics. The document was last updated during 2004 to incorporate complete Census 2000 data. Citywide 2004
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
Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Study 2005 Update 2005 update to 1998 Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Study. Mid-Cambridge 2005
Wellington-Harrington Study 2005 Update 2005 update to 1996 Wellington-Harrington Neighborhood Study. Wellington-Harrington 2005
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 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
East Cambridge Neighborhood Study 2006 Update 2006 update to the East Cambridge Neighborhood Study published in 1989. East Cambridge 2006