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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 Today An interim report on the state of the city from the Envision Cambridge planning process. 9/18/2017
Cambridge Needs Assessment Report detailing a transparent and inclusive framework for understanding the needs of the Cambridge community. Citywide 2/16/2017
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
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
Neighborhood Demographics Profile 2013 Includes a series of charts and tables with information about the 13 neighborhoods of Cambridge, as well as citywide statistics. The document was last updated during 2013 to incorporate complete data from the 2010 US Census and the 2006 to 2011 American Community Survey. Citywide 8/18/2014
Porter Square Customer Intercept Survey Summary Report 2012 Results of sidewalk customer intercept survey of pedestrians summarizing opinions about Porter Square. 1/7/2013
How to Do Business with the City of Cambridge 2012 summary of requirements for conducting business with the City of Cambridge. Citywide 7/12/2012
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
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