The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink the way we plan, design and build. Our public spaces need to be redesigned with the focus to keep us safe and provide much-needed interaction between people and nature. This two-hour webinar will focus on how we can rethink the interior and exterior areas in which we congregate.

This webinar will cover:

  • How to design public spaces to function healthier while still allowing for much needed interaction.

  • Examples of interdisciplinary collaboration, where architects, urban planners and health professionals engage together to create a cohesive strategy that allows for people to stay safe while interacting in the public realm.

  • Case studies highlighting best practices covering both partial and temporary measures that impact the public built space



Rumanda YoungAbout the Presenter: Dr. Rumanda Young

Dr. Rumanda 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 currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch. 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.

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