Cambridge Connected Strategic Plan (2024-2026)

In April 2024, Cambridge City Council approved the 2024-2026 Strategic Plan - Cambridge Connected, setting a plan in motion to implement priorities that reflect Cambridge’s most pressing needs and biggest opportunities over the next three years.

Strategic Planning is the process of setting goals informed by the community and creating a blueprint for an organization's future.

The City’s Strategic Plan is important because it:

  • reflects the voices of the people who live, work, and play in Cambridge.
  • guides decision-making and the allocation of City resources (including tax dollars) to community priorities.
  • allows the community to measure and understand progress.

The 2024-2026 Strategic Plan is a continuation of the priorities identified in the 2020-2023 Plan, which was informed by extensive community engagement.

The City’s Strategic Plan is made up of a Vision, Mission, Values and identifies goals, objectives and 13 strategic actions. Through this plan we are investing in three main goal areas of People, Place, and Prosperity:

  • People: The City is committed to fostering a community with heart, where everyone belongs and is cared for equitably. This includes a focus on Wellbeing, Belonging, Vibrant Neighborhoods and Inclusion.
  • Place: The City will embrace and celebrate our City’s unique character while enhancing the spaces where people connect. This includes a focus on Placemaking, Planning for Growth, and Green Spaces.
  • Prosperity: The City’s goal is to build a vibrant and resilient City where current and future generations will live well. This includes a focus on Strong Cores, Economic Inclusion & Support, Getting Around and Resiliency.

As part of the implementation of the plan, the City will be enhancing the way it measures and reports on progress. This approach will highlight where we are doing well, and where we need to focus more attention to ensure we are delivering fully on our commitment to the community.

Our commitment to Public Value

We will emphasize the importance of sustainability, leadership, collaboration, transparency and engagement as we deliver service excellence and promote pride of place. For more information, view the full version of the Strategic Plan and a one-page summary below.

Strategic Plan Strategy on a Page Strategic Initiatives Highlights