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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
Cambridge Fair Housing Plan 2016 - 2020 This Fair Housing Plan, that includes the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, was developed by the City of Cambridge to accompany the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan (FY2016 to FY2020). Citywide 7/1/2015
Low Carbon Energy Supply Strategy 2018 The purpose of this study was to determine current and future energy demand, assess the potential for renewable energy generation in Cambridge, develop technical scenarios for renewable energy delivery systems, and evaluate the risks, benefits, and feasibility of each scenario along with discussion of potential implementation pathways. Citywide 4/19/2018
Cannabis Business Locations 2023 Map of Cannabis Business Locations in Cambridge Citywide 2/24/2023
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
Recommendations Concerning a New Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance 1997 report describing recommended approaches and options for the City of Cambridge to adopt broader inclusionary zoning provisions Citywide 7/12/1997
Cannabis Business Priority A Applicant Documentation Cannabis Business Business Ordinance Priority A Applicant Documentation Citywide 9/23/2021
Growth Policy Toward a Sustainable Future The Growth Policy document outlines the planning assumptions and policies guiding the physical planning of Cambridge. Citywide 7/13/1993
Supermarket Access Report 1994 evaluation of access to supermarkets and other food sources as well as opportunities for supermarket expansion. Citywide 6/28/1994
Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust Brochure Describes the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust and its activities supporting affordable housing acquisition and development, affordable housing preservation, first-time homebuyer assistance, and housing rehabilitation. Citywide 6/28/2006
Aging in the Cambridge Community Outlines services available to seniors in Cambridge and discusses key physical planning issues affecting transportation, economic development, zoning, parks and housing. Citywide 7/3/2010