James C. 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.

AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

  1. Cornerstone Award Finalist, Economic Development Corporation, KCMO, 2010

  2. Senior Civic Fellow, the Center for the City at UMKC, 2004-2006

  3. Executive Fellow, Stanford Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 2002

  4. Leadership in Urban Design, AIA Kansas City Chapter, 2001

  5. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2000 REACHES Award for Organizational Effectiveness in “Entrepreneurial” category

  6. 1996 Kansas University School of Architecture and Urban Design Teaching Merit Recognition

  7. 1992 Excellence in Planning Award (APA)

  8. 1992 Merit Award (ASLA)

  9. 1989 Honor Award (ASLA)

  10. Palestine Economic Development Corporation, Executive Board (2004-2009)

  11. Bank of the West, New Market Tax Credit Board of Advisors (2003-2009)

  12. Humanity Films, (Documentary Film Not-for-Profit) Co-founder, Board (2004-2009)

  13. Author, Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Boulevards System 1894-1904: A Framework for a City (Master’s Thesis)

  14. Environmental Management Commission, Kansas City, MO Commissioner 2005-09

  15. Light Rail Urban Design Competition/ Kansas City, MO

  16. Professional Advisor to the Kansas City Design Center (2007)

EDUCATION

  1. Fellowship, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 2002

  2. Continuing Education, Health Care Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998.

  3. Master of Architecture, Urban Design Concentration, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1987.

  4. Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1981.

  5. Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1981.

  6. Studies in Art History, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, 1974-76.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2004-present

  1. Scott Associates

2004-2006

  1. University of Missouri Kansas City

  2. Center for the City: Senior Civic Fellow

1993-2004

  1. Applied Urban Research Institute

  2. President

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

1995-1997

  1. University of Kansas, School of Architecture & Urban Design

  2. Instructor

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

1993-2001

  1. James Scott, AIA AICP

  2. Principal and Owner

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

1992-1993

  1. McKnight Associates

  2. Vice President

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

1990-1992

  1. Howell McKnight Associates

  2. Director of Planning & Urban Design

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

1987-1990

  1. LeRoy & Scott Associates, Partner

  2. Planning & Urban Design Consultant

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

  4. Howell McKnight Associates

  5. Planning & Urban Design

  6. Kansas City, Missouri and Tulsa, Oklahoma

  7. Kansas State University

  8. Adjunct Professor in Architecture

  9. Kansas City, Missouri

  10. University of Kansas, School of Architecture & Urban Design

  11. Instructor

  12. Lawrence, Kansas

1986

  1. Glen LeRoy, AIA AICP

  2. Consultant in Planning & Urban Design

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

  4. Gould Evans Architects

  5. Urban Design/Planning

  6. Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri

  7. McCoy, Hutchison & Stone Architects

  8. Kansas City, Missouri

  9. Frank Zilm & Associates

  10. Kansas City, Missouri

1985-1986

  1. Potter, Lawson & Pawlowsky

  2. Madison, Wisconsin

1984-1985

  1. University of Kansas, School of Architecture & Urban Design

  2. Teaching Assistant

  3. Lawrence, Kansas

1983-1985

  1. Consultant in architecture to:

  2. McCoy, Hutchison & Stone Architects

  3. Kansas City, Missouri

  4. John Lee Architects

  5. Lawrence, Kansas

  6. Lawrence Goode Architects

  7. Lawrence, Kansas

  8. Gould Evans Partnership

  9. Lawrence, Kansas

1983-1984

  1. Michael Treanor Architects

  2. Lawrence, Kansas

PUBLICATIONS

  1. The Kansas City Parks and Boulevards System, 1892-1904: A Framework for a City. Masters Thesis, University of Kansas, School of Architecture and Urban Design, April 1987.

  2. “University of Kansas, Department of Architecture, 1913-1968.” Schemata, Fall 1982.

  3. “Louis Curtis, A Kansas City Architect of the Late 1890s.” Kansas Architect, Spring 1980.

MULTIMEDIA

  1. “Foodworld in Kansas City,” Video prepared for Mid-America Regional Council, 1988.

  2. Art Director, Model Design and Construction for Nationally Distributed Rock Video, 1984.

RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Trial & Triumph: Historical Perspectives on Community Health Provision in Kansas City. Report and oral history project submitted to the Missouri Humanities Council, 2001.

  2. Urban Design Professional Skills and Academic Preparation. Co-author. Presented at the ACSA Conference, November 1985.

  3. Urban Design and the Core of the Planning Profession. Research Associate. Presented at the ACSP Conference, October 1984.

  4. Guidelines for Downtown Development: Lawrence, Kansas. Prepared for the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. Health Centers and Community Development. American Planning Association National Conference, 2000.

  2. Urban Waterway and Community Planning. EPA Regional Conference, 1998.

  3. Community Development in the Center City. Oklahoma Primary Care Association Annual Meeting, 1998.

  4. Urban Redevelopment and Community Health Centers. National Governors Association, 1997.

  5. Community Development and Health Care. National Association of State Legislators, 1997.

  6. Neighborhood Planning: Efficiency Over Equity. American Planning Association, 1996.

  7. Gaming and Urban Planning & Design Issues. American Planning Association National Conference, 1995.

  8. Urban Core Community Development. Urban Land Institute, 1994.

  9. Kansas City’s Parks and Boulevard System. American Society of Landscape Architects’ Annual Meeting, 1991.

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

  1. Kansas Health Association, Intergenerational Housing Design and Development: “Pemberton Park for Grand Families”, November 2008

  2. American Association of Historic Landscape Heritage: “Kansas City’s P&B System” (Presentation), September 2007

  3. Kansas City, Missouri, Transit Development Competition, Professional Advisor KC Design Center (2007)

  4. Kansas City, Missouri, Sustainable Development Roundtable, Moderator and Presenter at Seminar sponsored by Brownfields Office with area Developers (2006)

  5. Quality of Life Neighborhood Initiatives, 10 neighborhoods were involved in a series of individual workshops to prepare a Local Investment Corp. Program (2006)

  6. Kansas City, Missouri, Urban Development: A Practitioner’s Approach, University of Missouri, Kansas City (2005)

  7. Kansas City and Columbia, MO Urban Research Methods, a joint teleconference presentation of Urban Research findings, Moderator and Presenter (2005)

  8. Kansas City, Missouri, Citizen Advisory Committee on Housing, Series of Meetings to Examine Kansas City, Missouri’s Housing Policies, Appointed by the Mayor’s Office (2000)

  9. Fresno, California, West Fresno Public Policy Plan, Sequoia Community Health Foundation, Series of Public Forums (1998-99)

  10. Kansas City, Missouri, Brush Creek Corridor Land Use & Development Plan, Brush Creek Community Partners, City of Kansas City, Missouri, Series of Public Forums

  11. Kansas City, Missouri, Series of Public Forums for:

  12. Eastgate Land Use & Development Plan

  13. Ivanhoe-Blue Hills-Center City Development Plan

  14. Foxtown/Swope Park Campus Neighborhood Plan

  15. Troostwood Neighborhood Plan

  16. Blue Hills Neighborhood Plan

  17. Swope Parkway-Elmwood Neighborhood Plan

  18. Mt. Cleveland Neighborhood Plan

  19. Kansas City, Kansas, Series of Public Forums Leading to Development of a Plan for the 10th to 18th Neighborhood

  20. Lawrence, Kansas, Framework for Downtown Development, Lawrence Arts Commission

  21. Overland Park, Kansas, Series of Public Forums Leading to the Development of a Downtown Plan.

  22. Leavenworth, Kansas, Series of Public Forums Leading to the Development of a Downtown Plan.

  23. Mission, Kansas, Series of Public Forums Leading to a Redevelopment Plan and Streetscape Design.

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