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

  • Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program Accepting Applications

    Learn how to apply to the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program

  • We're Hiring

    CDD is seeking qualified urban planners to apply for positions in the Community Planning division, working on topics including urban design and architecture, open space, and neighborhood planning. Visit the City of Cambridge Job Listings for information about the positions and how to apply.

  • 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.

  • Earth Day 2014 - The City of Cambridge and Sustainability

    There is so much going on in Cambridge on the topic of sustainability that it is sometimes hard to keep track of! We are hoping to bring together a broad group of people who live, work and play in Cambridge to learn all about these initiatives. Of course we’d love for people to become involved after they learn about these interesting programs, but there is no mandatory action to take afterwards – unless you want to! Our primary goal is to raise awareness of what is going on.

  • 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

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