Livable Landscapes: By Chance or by Choice?

Growth and sprawl affect quality of life and how a community works to preserve its unique character.

Premiere Date
April 1, 2005
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Melissa Paly

Melissa Paly founded Cross Current Productions in 1992. She brings to media production academic training from Yale University (BA in Geology and a Master of Forest Science degree) and years of professional experience with industry, non-profit, and government agencies. Cross Current Productions works regularly with a team of editors, videographers, graphic designers, and others, as projects demand. Without a large overhead and payroll, Cross Current Productions is able to develop programs efficiently and cost-effectively.

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The Film

Livable Landscapes: By Chance or By Choice? explores the transformation taking place in five communities across northern New England where people are struggling with tough choices about how their community grows and changes. Along with a viewers' discussion guide and a teaching curriculum, it holds lessons for people far and wide who care about their community and the landscape that defines them, and leads us to question the legacy on the land we are leaving for those who follow.