Scott Davis serves on the faculty of the Urban & Regional Planning program and is principal at Scott Davis Solutions, where he advises FEMA on long-term community recovery strategies in Louisiana and Puerto Rico.
With a focus on community disaster recovery, resilience, and adaptation, Davis has been a leader in integrating the practices of post-disaster recovery with long-term comprehensive urban planning that embraces the concept of “bouncing forward”. Davis served as senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he was a member of President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and co-directed the creation of “Rebuild by Design: A Planning and Design Competition to Increase Resilience in the Sandy-Affected Region”.
Prior to joining HUD, Davis served as policy director for the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Davis joined the federal government following the Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005 where he worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a member of the senior management team for Long-Term Community Recovery. He has served as a fellow at the Rand Corporation and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
He holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Regional Development from the University of Arizona.