The Cambridge Neighborhood Summit Summary. The following is a recap of the June 7th 2014 event. This resource can serve to inform any who were unable to attend as well as be used as a recap for attendees and friends alike. It includes an introduction and description of each panel and their presentations as well as additional major topics, all of which are listed in order as follows: Winthrop Square, Fresh Pond/Alewife, East Cambridge and the Courthouse, Area 4 and Central Square, Overall Integrated Impacts, Improving City Planning, Master Plan, STEAM Project and the Foundry, Preserving and building Affordable Housing, Neighborhood Summit II Planned, Neighborhood Summit Mission.
Many thanks to all those of you who contributed to the very successful first Cambridge Neighborhood Summit. More than 100 people attended: All of your panel presentations were informed and informative; the discussion was intelligent and probing; the gathering was a positive step towards the kinds of changes we need to protect livability, affordability and diversity in Cambridge.
A more detailed account of the proceedings, summary of the poll results, analysis of who attended, and plans for the follow-up will be sent out over the next week.
For the NS Steering committee; Nancy Ryan, Jan Devereux, Lee Farris, Shelley Rieman, Sylvia Barnes, Pebble Gifford, Mark Jaquith and Kathy Watkins.
The citywide Neighborhood Summit will be held Saturday afternoon 2:30 - 6:30 pm June 7th at the Cambridge Senior Center. The Center is on Massachusetts Ave across from Cambridge City Hall. A Planning Committee of more than 25 Cambridge residents active in their neighborhoods and organizations is organizing the gathering. We expect the early part of the meeting to summarize "Where Have We Been?", while the second part will focus on "Where Are We Headed?". Hopefully a set of shared concerns and priorities will emerge.
Read the Draft Program here.