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12/12/2022: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Reviving Waterfronts Through Design, Monday, December 12, 2022, 11am-1pm Eastern

12/12/2022: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Reviving Waterfronts Through Design, Monday, December 12, 2022, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-W121222

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

Waterfronts are shedding their traditional industrial and trade characteristics and are now experiencing a redevelopment into alluring places for living and recreation. This two-hour webinar focuses on the transformation of waterfronts into environmentally protective, historically significant, and financially important areas within a community. This webinar introduces established waterfront specific urban planning and design criteria that guide the physical development between the water and the existing city fabric. These urban planning and design criteria are explored through the discussion of various successful urban waterfront redevelopments throughout the United States.
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
  • Recognize the historical importance of urban waterfronts to a community
  • Recite the waterfront specific urban planning and design criteria appropriate for the transformation of urban waterfronts to benefit the community welfare
  • Connect the environmental, health, financial, and social benefits to a successful urban waterfront renovation
  • Recite the lessons learned from urban waterfront redevelopments helping to create safer and healthier communities throughout the United States
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).