Course Author Spotlight: Dr. Rumanda Young


RedVector author Dr. Rumanda Young works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch. She is involved in military planning, programming, and design projects ranging from installation design guides to campus master plans. Her projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation and maintenance.


Dr. Young is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture as well. She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s). Additionally, she has eight years of private practice experience, six of which were with the firm Carter & Burgess, Inc.

Her landscape architectural experience includes 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 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.

In 2016, she was the recipient of the esteemed Presidential GreenGov award, which celebrates extraordinary achievement in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. The GreenGov Presidential Awards honor civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects and facilities, and agency programs that exemplify the charge to lead by example towards a clean energy economy.

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