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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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Document Name Description Geography Year
Pedestrian Plan Plan published in 2000 describes the role of walking in Cambridge, current City policies and projects, and the direction of future pedestrian improvements. Citywide 7/12/2000
Open Space and Recreation Plan Current seven-Year Open Space and Recreation Plan covering the period 2009 to 2016. Required by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for eligibility for open space funding. Citywide 7/11/2010
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 8/2/2003
North Massachusetts Avenue Urban Design Land Use Study 1986 1986 study of concerns and opportunities for the section of Massachusetts Avenue between Porter Square and the Arlington line. North Cambridge 7/13/1986
North Massachusetts Avenue Urban Design Guidelines Handbook 1986 report establish a set of design guidelines for the North Massachusetts Avenue corridor. North Cambridge 7/13/1986
North Cambridge Railroad Study 1994 This study was commissioned by the Cambridge Community Development Department in response to a request from the North Cambridge Stabilization Committee (NCSC) to study safety issues around the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks in North Cambridge. A number of the Appendices to the report are also available. North Cambridge 9/29/2014
North Cambridge Neighborhood Study 2008 Update 2008 update to 1990 North Cambridge Neighborhood Study. North Cambridge 7/11/2008
North Cambridge Neighborhood Study 1990 report with 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. North Cambridge 7/11/1990
Neighborhood Nine Study 2010 Update 2010 update to Neighborhood Nine Neighborhood Study issued in 1996 and previously updated in 2004. Neighborhood Nine 7/11/2010
Neighborhood Nine Study 2004 Update 2004 update to Neighborhood Nine Neighborhood Study issued in 1996. Neighborhood Nine 7/11/2004