Recently elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), Scott Polikov is a national leader advancing the New Economics of Place. He is well known for his work in unlocking the true value of neighborhoods, focusing on public-private partnerships to fund lasting design.
President of Gateway Planning, Scott is a town planner and innovative finance consultant who started his professional life with Patton Boggs, practicing law in Washington, D.C.
Returning to Texas, he was appointed by Garry Mauro as the Director of the Texas Alternative Fuels Program and became directors respectively of his transit authority, Capital Metro, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) for the Central Texas Region.
Alarmed that the MPO’s regional transportation plan ignored development patterns and land use in a sustainable way, Scott changed careers and established Gateway Planning Group to undertake a national town planning practice focusing on the marriage of walkable places and the economics of transportation.
In 2013, Gateway Planning formed a joint venture with Balfour Beatty for projects involving comprehensive design implementation, P3 finance, major infrastructure investments and construction management. (Gateway Planning, however, is not a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty.)
Scott serves as an associate of the CitiStates Group and is on the National Board of Directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and the Form Based Codes Institute (FBCI).