Scott Goldstein, AICP, LEED AP – Principal

Goldstein brings 20 years of experience in planning, community development, and economic development. He has focused on neighborhood planning and development since serving as manager for one of the founding organizations of the South Bronx Comprehensive Community Revitalization Program (CCRP) in New York in the mid-90s. For twelve years, he led policy initiatives for the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago — from state planning legislation to broadband technology to local planning assistance.

After joining Teska in 2007, he has led community and economic development initiatives in several neighborhoods of Chicago with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), as well as neighborhoods in Bloomington, Illinois; Dubuque, Iowa; and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also led plans for downtown Northbrook and Lake Villa and fiscal impact analyses for developments in Glenview and Chicago, including the conversion of the former 17th District Police Station into a new Thai Town Center anchored by Arun’s restaurant.

Goldstein has served as the Public Policy Chair of ULI Chicago since 1999 and formerly served as chair of the Village of Wilmette Plan Commission. Goldstein teaches urban policy at Northwestern University’s Masters of Public Policy and Administration program in Evanston.