J. Scott Pippin

J. Scott Pippin

J. Scott Pippin

Public Service Associate; Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance



Scott is an attorney and community planner who joined the Institute of Government’s Planning and Environmental Services unit in 2014. He works on issues concerning environmental and natural resource planning, climate resilience, nature-based and green infrastructure practices, land use, community planning and economic development, and updating and revising city and county land use ordinances.  In addition to planning and technical assistance, Scott works directly with communities to develop funding and implement projects that provide social, economic, and environmental benefits. He also delivers training courses on a wide variety of subjects, such as stormwater management, planning and zoning practices, community resilience and sustainability, and preparing for large-scale solar installations. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, he worked as a local government attorney and an environmental consultant.


J.D., M.E.P.D., University of Georgia; C.F.M.

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Areas of Expertise: environmental law and policy; natural and nature-based infrastructure; green infrastructure and low impact development; environmental planning; hazards and resilience planning; urban land use planning; local, state, and regional planning; project management; community development