Albany's Vision

The Vision of Albany in 2030 Albany in 2030 has built on its history and diverse natural, cultural, institutional, and human resources to become a global model for sustainable revitalization and urban livability. The City promotes a balanced approach to economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental quality that is locally driven, encourages citizen involvement and investment, and benefits all residents. 

Albany 2030 Vision Components

Safe, Livable Neighborhoods
Every neighborhood in Albany is a desirable place to live because of its walkable streets, historic architecture, range of housing choices, mixed-use neighborhood centers, quality schools, parks and recreation facilities, and easy access to Downtown Albany and other job centers.

Model Educational System
Albany nurtures its most valuable resources, its children, by promoting excellence in education at all levels. The City’s institutions of higher education are valued resources and partners in initiatives to expand economic opportunities, enhance work force skills, and promote lifelong learning.

Vibrant Urban Center
As the capital of New York and a destination for work, play, and tourism, Albany is the region’s primary center of government, education, health care, employment, and the arts. Downtown Albany is a vibrant mix of business, residential, educational, cultural, and entertainment uses connected to the Hudson River waterfront.

Multi-Modal Transportation Hub
Albany’s neighborhoods and centers are connected to each other and to the rest of the region by an extensive, efficient, and safe network of complete streets, mass transit, bikeways, trails, and sidewalks.

Green City
Albany is a model of community health and sustainability in its planning, restorative development, and conservation of energy, water, and natural resources.

Prosperous Economy
The City is a pillar of the regional and global economies, providing good employment opportunities for all residents with a focus on green jobs and technology.


From The Mayor's Office