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."

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