The City of Cambridge Planning Division is part of the Community Development Department. The Division has two sections:

  • Development Planning
  • Policy Planning

The Planning Division staff provides support to a number of Council advisory committees related to growth and development, heritage issues, environment and core areas revitalization.

City planning

The Planning Division helps the City develop by managing the following areas:

The department reviews planning and development matters and makes recommendations to City Council on these issues. Public input is also an important part of the policy and development process.

Planning resources

The Planning Division makes decisions based on a number of official City plans and planning studies, including the City's:

Learn more about our reports, studies and plans.

Planning Partnerships - Universities and Colleges

The City of Cambridge Planning Division has developed a number of partnerships with local universities and colleges including Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and Mohwak College. The students prepare planning and urban design studies for a number of different areas and issues across the City. Recent projects can be viewed at the Planning Partnerships - Universities and Colleges page.