Scott Harrington is a Principal Planner and project manager at Vandewalle & Associates, contributing special expertise in the creation and implementation of urban redevelopment initiatives.

Since 1986, Scott has worked on the front lines in a number of cities in the Midwest, South and Western U.S.

Scott is well-versed in the complex processes of management, community participation, financing and negotiations required to craft and implement long-range planning and large-scale revitalization efforts. His ease among elected bodies, plan commissions, and government finance is second to none.

In years before joining Vandewalle & Associates, Scott worked alongside the firm serving as Assistant City Administrator/Director of Planning and Development for the City of Moline, Illinois. There he spearheaded the City’s downtown revitalization efforts—most notably, a successful $40M public/private mixed-use redevelopment project on the Mississippi River. He has also worked as a public sector planner/manager in the communities of Grand Junction, Colorado and Gulf Stream, Florida. He served as a private sector planner in Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Charlotte, North Carolina.

With his Gulf Stream Design Manual, he received an Award of Merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects for his work in Urban Planning and Design. Today, Scott is a noted member, presenter and speaker for several key national organizations. You can email Scott here.


M.S. Urban Planning
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

B.S. Natural Resources
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan


Member, American Institute of Certified Planners
Former Member, Technical Advisory Committee to Legislature on Intergovernmental Coordination, Florida Department of Community Affairs
Former Board Member, Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association
Presenter, “Preserving Neighborhood Character” American Planning Association National Conference (1996 and 2002)
Co-author, “Innovative Water Conservation Ratemaking,” Florida Water Resources Journal (August 1995)