Setting the City on a path to achieve Albany 2030 requires strategic planning and action. Through public consensus, eight Sustainability Building Blocks were generated to help define the interrelationships amongst priorities listed in Albany 2030 and to help guide their implementation as we work to reach our desired future.
Social is the Sustainability Building Block that encompass a wide range of services and resources that together address the community's physical health, cultural diversity, developmental and intellectual needs. These services and resources are critical for an urban population and can be found through avenues such as recreation, historic and cultural opportunties, artist venues, educational establishments, socal services and health care organizations, to name a few.
A key priority identified by participants in the Albany 2030 planning process is to improve education and training at all levels to enable students and adults to succeed in the current economy. To achieve this priority, partnerships among the Albany City School District, higher educational institutions (e.g., University at Albany, College of Saint Rose, Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Medical College, and Sage College), and the business community are essential.
Key components that function to define the Social Sustainability Building Block and that interrelate with other systems of Albany 2030 include....
- Community Health & Recreation
- Public Safety
- Arts & Culture
- Social Services