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Envision Cambridge

A roadmap to the year 2030

Envision Cambridge is a roadmap to the year 2030, setting out a plan to promote inclusive and sustainable growth. The plan draws on the community’s strengths—its people, businesses, institutions, history of innovation, and progressive values.

The goal of Envision Cambridge is to guide the city's future in line with the community's Core Values:
We value a vibrant built and natural environment. We support sustainable and affordable transportation to daily needs and recreation.
Diversity & Equity
We are a welcoming community that celebrates our diversity and ensures access to affordable housing choices and opportunities to succeed.
Economic Opportunity
We provide opportunity and stability through access to quality jobs, workforce development and training, and livable wages that support economic security for residents.
Sustainability & Resilience
We take responsible action to reduce our impact on the environment and build a resilient city and strong community.
Community Health & Wellbeing
We promote healthy and active lifestyles in a supportive, safe community with opportunities to connect with our neighbors and nature and to engage in civic life.
We embrace lifelong learning and celebrate art and creativity in our culturally rich community.
These values help guide us in fostering a thriving and inclusive community for future generations to enjoy.

View the Envision Cambridge Plan

Explore Cambridge's Progress

Envision Cambridge is a plan for the future of our city. The city developed a plan across six planning topics: Climate, Housing, Economy, Mobility, Urban Form, and Community Wellbeing.

This dashboard is a tool to track progress toward our 2030 goals.


Indicators are a measure of the City's progress toward our goals. By tracking their status, we can see how well the plan is working and adjust accordingly to meet our goals by 2030. Some indicators are under development. 

  • Climate and Environment
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Economy
  • Housing
  • Mobility
  • Urban Form


Actions are specific activities such as policies, programs, studies, engagement and outreach, capital investments, advocacy, or other tools that City departments will use to meet our goals.  This chart shows the status of short-term actions.

  • Completed
  • In Progress
  • Not Started
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