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12/13/2021: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Essentials of the Living Community Challenge, Monday, December 13, 2021, 11am-1pm Eastern

12/13/2021: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Essentials of the Living Community Challenge, Monday, December 13, 2021, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-W121321

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

This two-hour webinar introduces the Living Community Challenge (LCC) certification program created in 2014 by the non-profit International Living Future Institute. The Living Community Challenge focuses on creating regenerative communities for both people and the environment. These communities also must be nurturing and healing, net positive with respect to water and energy, and multipurpose. This webinar will discuss the two core rules and requirements needed to be considered a LCC community. The webinar will highlight case studies that further evolve the community’s potential to reach high levels of environmental, economic, and social performance.

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
  • Analyze the opportunities and challenges of creating places that promote healthy lifestyles for everyone
  • Explore methods of meeting the Living Community Challenge certification requirements to improve safety, access, and health
  • Summarize methods of meeting requirements that are practical, leverageable, and transferable solutions that support the health, dignity, and rights of the public
  • Through case studies, comprehend how communities are using policy tools and public education to meet the Living Community Challenge
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
NE - Engineer (General)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program