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Albany tries something new: urban planning

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Matt Ryan
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WMHT
A view of Albany's Empire State Plaza at night. More than 1,100 buildings were destroyed and 9,000 people were displaced to make way for the plaza in the 1960s.

Despite Albany’s prominence as the state capital, over the years, large swaths of the city’s urban core have been either destroyed or in decline.

Earlier this year, for the first time in the city’s 400 year history, it adopted a comprehensive urban plan, aimed at turning things around. 

It outlines ways to improve everything from public transportation, to education, and affordable housing over the next 20 years.

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