Since early 2022, Agency has provided on-call planning and urban design services to the City of Cambridge Community Development Department.
Current projects underway include:
Economic Development Surveying
During Summer 2022, Agency worked with Cambridge’s Economic Development Division to lead administration of a community survey in Harvard Square, meeting a mix of days, times, and total survey yield required. The Agency team will be reprising this role in Summer 2023 to lead administration of a community survey in East Cambridge.
Neighborhood Planning Initiative
Agency is working with the City to define an overall brand and standards for the Neighborhood Planning Initiative (NPI) process and diving deeper into three inaugural neighborhood action plans for Wellington-Harrington, Mid-Cambridge, and Neighborhood Nine. This has included the development of neighborhood-specific research and analysis, an equity-driven approach to the NPI schedule, preparation of outreach materials, and establishing a standardized approach to action planning and effective community engagement that can be replicated across neighborhoods. The Agency team worked closely with graphic designer Michael Tavilla on the development of initiative branding and a graphic identity guide.
More information can be found on the City’s NPI Website: www.cambridgema.gov/NPIProject Images