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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
CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy CDBG entitlement communities may define a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area within which greater flexibility is available for the use of CDBG funds. Citywide 2006
Central Square Action Plan 1987 plan used to guide actions of Central Square Advisory Committee appointed by the City Manager. 1987
Central Square Customer Intercept Survey Summary Report 2009 report with results of survey used to develop a better understanding of what Cambridge residents and Central Square customers want in the Central Square commercial district. 2009
Central Square Development Guidelines The Central Square Development Guidelines have been compiled to assist residents, property owners, developers and the City in reviewing proposed development projects within the Central Square Overlay District. 1989
Central Square Improvements Project Master Plan 1995 1995 plan providing a vision for Central Square and focusing on physical improvements to the public realm. 1995
Central Square Red Ribbon Committee Report 2011 2011 report exploring the existing character and quality of life in Central Square and needed to ensure and enhance the future social, economic, and residential vitality and viability of the Square. 2011
Central Square Zoning Guide 1989 guide setting out criteria for the review of proposed development projects within the Central Square area. Used with the Central Square Action Plan and referenced in Zoning Ordinance, Article 20.300. 1989
Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience (CCPR) Alewife Preparedness Handbook This is a companion document to the Draft Alewife Preparedness Plan. It describes a range of resiliency strategies using a consistent, easy-to-read format for a broad audience. 2017
Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience (CCPR) Alewife Preparedness Plan This report provides the context, framework, and strategies to create a prepared and resilient Alewife neighborhood. 2017
Climate Protection Plan The 2002 Climate Protection Plan discusses the nature of climate change and the options for local action. Citywide 2002