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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
Town Gown Report Addresses the relationship between the Cambridge community and the educational institutions that play an important role in the City's landscape and economy. Citywide 7/11/1991
Supermarket Access Report 1994 evaluation of access to supermarkets and other food sources as well as opportunities for supermarket expansion. Citywide 6/28/1994
Strawberry Hill Study Update 2007 2007 update to the 1999 Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study. Strawberry Hill 7/11/2007
Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Study 1999 report with recommendations from a study committee composed of neighborhood residents working with CDD staff. Covers housing, land use and zoning, urban design, transportation, open space, institutional uses, and economic development. Strawberry Hill 7/12/1999
Steps to Starting a Restaurant 2012 Explains the steps involved in starting a business, providing a general overview of the process and regulatory requirements. Citywide 7/10/2012
Steps to Starting a Business Explains the steps involved in starting a business in the City of Cambridge, providing an overview of the process and regulatory requirements. Citywide 7/10/2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining Historical Commission Certificates Explains how the Cambridge Historical Commission regulates designated historic properties, describing process to obtain the required certificates to alter designated historic properties and how to obtain a demolition permit. Citywide 7/10/2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Fire Safety Describes circumstances that require and procedures for obtaining different types of fire safety permits. Citywide 7/10/2012
Step-by-Step Guide to Curb Cuts Brochure explaining who needs a curb cut and how to apply for one. Citywide 7/3/1998
Statistical Profile of Cambridge Profiles city's population, economy, transportation patterns, land use, housing stock and education. Citywide 7/10/2011