James Scott, AIA, AICP
Jim Scott has maintained a focus on integrating the disciplines of urban design, planning and architecture throughout his professional life. He founded a not for profit urban redevelopment and research organization and served as president for 12 years, working with community and institutional partners around the country. The work involved in urban regeneration, targeting community and institutional partnerships, resulted in executing community development projects with Jim providing strategic planning, policy planning and urban architecture with public agencies, private clients and community institutions.
Also, Jim has a long history in health care strategic planning and institutional community engagement. As lead planner in over 30 neighborhood plans, he combines a unique understanding of community dynamics with planning/design skill. Jim continues to be involved in academic graduate programs, as an adjunct professor in public administration for the University of Missouri Kansas City and Park University. He has also taught planning and design courses for both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. In recent years, he has designed and taught a Community Development Certificate program for public administration graduate students, law students and professionals. As well, Jim teaches policy development, economic development, urban planning and comparative urban policy analysis. A balance of academic and professional involvement provide an exposure to current thinking and best practices that helps Jim maintain a perspective that values innovative thought and effective execution.