Jan. 28, 2008
Stranova Interview Series Vol. 30, published January 28, 2008. Planning the future of our cities has become far more complex than ever before, involving considerations of population age distributions, the need for schools, traffic flow, tax revenue planning, pollution concerns, weather patterns, and of course the regional land features themselves. Complex computer models are often required, using tools that are well beyond what might be ordinarily available to any given region. Arizona State University’s Decision Theater innovation, a computerized immersive visualization environment with extensive modeling tools and developed only a few years ago, is now making it possible for cities around the world not only to plan far more systemically for that future, but also to visualize how their current decisions may affect many future generations to come. Joining us to help us all "envision" this strategic innovation is Dr. Deirdre Hahn, Associate Director of the Decision Theater.