RedVector RV-W033120

03/31/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Infrastructure Hardening, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12pm-2pm Eastern

03/31/2020: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Infrastructure Hardening, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12pm-2pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Advanced

Item#: RV-W033120

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

The United States has an antiquated grid that faces complex challenges, including: changing environmental regulations, evolving technologies, aging infrastructure, and high customer expectation of reliability. Infrastructure hardening is the act of applying measures that increase resiliency by securing energy, water, and communication systems and reducing vulnerability. This two-hour webinar will explore the diverse topics associated with infrastructure hardening including: proactive approach to storm preparation, risk mitigation, affordability and budgeting, energy security, environmental acceptability, supply durability, and the diversification of energy sources. Special attention will focus on case studies that depict disaster risk mitigation planning and the associated strategic investments that allow utilities to reduce the impacts of man-made risks and natural disasters.
Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call RedVector Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.
Course Objectives

  • Define the complex definition of infrastructure hardening and the relationship to our nation’s grid 

  • Assess hardening and security measures that allow for storm hardening and grid resilience investments 

  • Evaluate case studies focused on approaches to infrastructure hardening that balance both reliability and cost 

  • List the impact of infrastructure hardening on the economy, public health and safety, and the environment

Rumanda Young, Ph.D. Photo
Dr. Young is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in the state of Texas and a Certified Planner (AICP).  She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture (BLA) from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in city and regional planning (MCRP) with environmental planning emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy. Dr. Young also spent time abroad in Cheltenham, England at the University of Gloucestershire focusing on sustainable development practices, environmental planning, and resource management.
Dr. Young has eight years of private practice experience, six of which working with the firm Carter & Burgess, Inc. She was involved in a variety of work including a wide range of park and recreational planning and design projects. Landscape Architectural experience ranges from preparation of detail site design plans, inventory and analysis documents, park, recreation and open space master plans, city-wide comprehensive plans, interpretive prospectus documents, construction document preparation, and preparation of grant applications and rezoning applications for cities throughout Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch.  Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.

Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture.  She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).


State Licenses
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
Accreditation: RedVector is the approved provider of this course offering. RedVector has changed its name and is now operating as Vector Solutions.
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)