Cambridge Community Development Department Launches New Website


6/8/2012

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The Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) launched a new website, www.cambridgema.gov/cdd, last week as part of a larger strategy to broaden public engagement in the department’s programs and projects. The new site was designed to provide information in a more accessible, intuitive and visually appealing format which is organized by topic.

Visitors to the site will be able to find the tools they need to stay up-to-date on current activities, conduct research and business with the city and fully access the many opportunities available to those who live in, work in and visit Cambridge. The new site also features a series of interactive maps that are coordinated with information on the web pages to enhance the range of material available to site users.

Starting next week, CDD will roll out a social media presence through its Twitter account, @CDDat344, www.twitter.com/@CDDat344 with the goal of establishing more active conversations and generating time-sensitive information.

“Getting the website up and running is just the first step for us,“ remarked Brian P. Murphy, Assistant City Manager for Community Development. “With all that is going on in Cambridge right now, we have many good stories to tell about the impact of CDD’s involvement in a range of areas, whether it be successes in affordable housing, environmental sustainability, economic vitality or open space enhancements. We plan for the site to evolve over time to become an even more valuable resource for the community. Our priority is to make sure that everyone who wants to be part of shaping the city’s future has an opportunity to do so, and our hope is that the new site will be the catalyst for ongoing collaboration and sharing of information.”

To provide comments or for more information about the website, contact Cliff Cook at 617-349-4656 or  ccook@cambridgema.gov. Visit the new site at: www.cambridgema.gov/cdd.

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