Inclusive Development Plan for City Resilience
"Cambridge has embraced a resilience and low-carbon focus in creating its overall urban development strategy, Envision Cambridge. The new roadmap will develop and design policy recommendations on a broad range of topics such as housing and affordability, mobility, economic opportunity, and urban form, with a particular focus on climate and the environment. As citizen involvement is key to the plan’s success, the city is employing a number of creative engagement strategies to reduce barriers to participation in consultation sessions, ensuring diverse communities have a voice in the process. Strategies include providing translators and childcare during consultation sessions and bringing the process directly to communities though mobile meetings.
As Cambridge aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, Envision Cambridge established a number of complementary targets, including decreasing transportation emissions by reducing vehicle ownership 15% below 1990 levels by 2020 and increasing solar photovoltaic generation capacity to 160 MW by 2040."