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Scott Polikov

President of Gateway Planning, a Vialta Group Partner, Scott is a town planner who started his professional life practicing law in Washington, D.C. Returning to Texas, he served on the boards of a local transit authority and a regional metropolitan planning organization (MPO). Alarmed that the MPO’s transportation plan ignored the urban form, Scott embarked on establishing a national planning practice focusing on the marriage of place-making to the economics of transportation. Gateway Planning’s awards include the Form-Based Codes Institute’s inaugural Driehaus Award for best code. Scott’s service includes membership on the National Board of Directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He also serves as an associate of the CitiStates Group and as a faculty member for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Ford Foundation Sustainability Program for Chamber CEOs. Recently, Scott was appointed by the Texas Transportation Commission (TxDOT) to co-chair a committee charged with incorporating urban design criteria into the state’s Roadway Design Manual, resulting in the state’s adoption of the ITE/CNU Manual, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares.