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Urban blight discussion held at UAlbany

ALBANY--Experts met at UAlbany Tuesday to discuss the impacts of urban blight on cities and towns here in New York, and to brainstorm solutions to solve the problem.

It was a joint panel, put on by the Center for Technology in Government at UAlbany, the Rockefeller Institute of Government -- and the Center for Urban Studies at the University at Buffalo.

Organizers tell us this was a way to address urban decay as it impacts communities right here in the Capital Region.

"Today is to not only continue the conversation but to pinpoint some real strategies that could work in some of the surrounding areas," said Meghan Cook of the UAlbany Center for Technology in Government.

The keynote speaker was Allan Mallach, a nationally recognized city planner from the center for community progress in Washington DC.

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