What makes our communities livable and resilient? Through 3D visualization in the immersive GeoDome Theater, audiences explored the conditions that support life, from the outer edges of the solar system to their own communities in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. Understanding these conditions can inform strategies for addressing interconnected challenges in this region.
Living Maps: From Cosmos to Community highlighted concepts underlying the Livable Communities Initiative, a three-year project funded by the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership. We hosted three screenings and dialogues with audiences who represent an array of regional governmental, planning, NGO, and academic institutions tasked to develop regional and local strategies for sustainable development, economic prosperity, and quality growth.