Scott Pippin, J.D., M.E.P.D., C.F.M. is member of the public service faculty in the Planning and Environmental Services unit of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. He is an attorney and community planner who joined the Institute of Government in 2013. He works on regional, state, and local projects concerning a broad range of issues such as environmental and natural resource planning, land use, community planning, and economic development. Examples of recent projects include working with coastal communities to better prepare for floods while reducing flood insurance rates, updating and revising city and county land use ordinances, creating an interactive and user friendly guide for city and county business permitting processes, and developing a green infrastructure planning guide for coastal communities. He has also conducted trainings and local government education classes 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, and other topics of interest to Georgia communities. Prior to coming to the Institute of Government, his experience includes years of work as a local government attorney and as an environmental consultant.