Colin Scarff


Colin brings a design perspective to conventional coding and planning practices, developing plans and codes that place a greater emphasis on urban form. Colin crafts plans and codes that are easy to use, easy to understand and easy to administer. His recent efforts focus on applying form-based, mixed-use approaches to plan and code the character of a wide variety of communities across the nation. Whether it’s a neighborhood, downtown, commercial corridor or entire community, Colin believes in developing planning documents that encourage traditional, compact neighborhoods that are sensitive to the environment and context around them.

Colin’s work takes a holistic approach, with the philosophy that effective regulations can only be developed with the aid of good planning support. Colin believes in using public participation charrettes to create effective plans and codes, bringing together a wide variety of participants to collaborate on a vision for their community. As a result, the “right” plans and codes are more easily developed and adopted.

Favorite website?

Last book read?
“The Killing Forest” by Sara Blaedel

Cat or dog person?
Dogs are the best

Favorite 90’s jam?
I Wanna Be Adored – The Stone Roses

Peter Pan or Captain Hook?
Hands down its Captain Hook

Favorite place visited?
Paris, France