Scott Polikov, FAICP

Scott Polikov epitomizes the classic town planner— a person who looks 100 years into the future and imagines how to get there starting today. After a career as a successful Washington, D.C., lawyer, Polikov realized his calling was to marry the economics of place with neighborhood design. For two decades, Scott has focused on value capture—the regenerative power of linking regional connectivity with local placemaking through form-based constructs. Working throughout Texas, in many other states, and overseas, his civic leadership continues to demonstrate how the marketplace can be harnessed predictably to create communities that reinvent and evolve from generation to generation. Inducted 2016.