Scott Curry

City of Charlotte
Urban designer, Charlotte Pedestrian Program manager

Biography

Scott Curry (AICP, CNUa) is an urban designer for the City of Charlotte who manages the city’s Pedestrian Program. He also serves on the board of directors for Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit organization helping advance sustainability in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Curry's work focuses on the development/redevelopment of walkable urban environments. He is a past recipient of the APA Urban Design & Preservation National Fellowship and the Edward Ginsberg Community Service & Social Justice Award. Curry previously worked for the Town Planning Studio at Lawrence Group, the Sustainability Program at the Centralina Council of Governments, and the Campus Planning & Design Studio at Smithgroup JJR. Curry lives in uptown Charlotte and commutes to work on foot or bike.

Education

Scott holds graduate degrees in urban design and urban planning from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a bachelor of urban planning and development from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

Expertise

Design of walkable urban environments, sustainable urbanism, land use planning and development regulation, form-based coding, comprehensive and regional planning, small-area planning and design

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Jan 14, 2015
    Since the late 1990s, Charlotte has experienced a major policy shift toward creating more walkable streets. Things are improving, but the city still faces significant challenges: a legacy of our decades of auto-oriented development. Commentary.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 14, 2015
    Since the late 1990s, Charlotte has experienced a major policy shift toward creating more walkable streets. Things are improving, but the city still faces significant challenges: a legacy of our decades of auto-oriented development. Commentary.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 13, 2013
    Last month, consultants for the City of Charlotte delivered their assessment of the city’s zoning ordinance. The study came in two parts – an Assessment Report and an Approach Report. Like the two parts of the report, after reading it I had two reactions: encouraged, and anxious to see more meaningful action. Commentary. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)