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10/24/2023: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Eyes on the Street, Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 11am-1pm Eastern

10/24/2023: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Eyes on the Street, Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-W102423

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

This two-hour webinar focuses on the concept of "eyes on the street" in urban planning and design. The term "eyes on the street" was coined by urbanist Jane Jacobs, who argued that the presence of people in public spaces can enhance safety and social interaction.
The webinar features case studies in urban planning, architecture, and community development which depict key “eyes on the street” criteria that create vibrant and safe public spaces.  Additionally, discussion will include design elements such as lighting, landscaping, and street furniture can encourage people to spend time in public spaces and promote community engagement. The course will also address both the benefits and challenges of creating inclusive public spaces that are accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds will also be addressed.
Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences and ideas for improving public spaces in their communities.  Overall, the "Eyes on the Street" webinar is a valuable resource for anyone interested in creating livable, vibrant, and safe urban environments.
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 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
At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Recite the concept of "eyes on the street" and its importance in creating safe and vibrant communities.
  • List the various factors that contribute to the effectiveness of "eyes on the street," including urban design, community engagement, and law enforcement strategies that benefit community welfare.
  • Explore case studies and best practices from cities around the world that have successfully implemented "eyes on the street" initiatives. 
  • Identify potential challenges and barriers to implementing "eyes on the street" in different contexts and develop strategies for overcoming them for community health, safety, and welfare.
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).