Sarah Scott

Regional Land Use Planer II

Department: Land Use


Sarah Scott joined MAPC in 2022 as a Regional Land Use Planner. As part of the Land Use team, she works with cities and towns to study land use patterns, develop policy recommendations, and revise zoning ordinances.

Before joining MAPC, Sarah was an Associate Zoning Planner for the City of Cambridge, MA. In her time with Cambridge, she developed zoning standards to align with the City’s climate resilience planning, staffed zoning advisory committees for Harvard and Central Square, reviewed major development projects, provided expertise to the Cambridge City Council and the Cambridge Planning Board, and spearheaded several initiatives to encourage greater public understanding of and engagement with the development process. Sarah has also worked with the National Park Service, the State of New Jersey, and the Philadelphia-area regional planning agency. In addition, she has served as an appointed member of the Frenchtown, NJ Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment, and has volunteered with HistoriCorps to restore historic structures on public lands.

Sarah is a graduate of Vassar College, where she majored in American Studies and French and Francophone Studies. She has an MCP with a focus on land use and environmental planning and an MSHP with a focus on preservation policy, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of expertise: municipal zoning, sustainable development, equitable community engagement, land use policy analysis, historic preservation