Scott's writing contributes to the scholarship of economic and community development but he also writes for the general public focusing on community, on food, on family, and how these three things often often intertwine.
Scott's first book, Home Grown Indiana: A Food Lover's Guide to Good Eating in the Hoosier State (co-authored with Christine Barbour and published by Indiana University Press.) Home Grown Indiana was named Best Creative Nonfiction Book by the Indiana State Library's Center for the Book.
Scott writes a regular column syndicated in several newspapers across the U.S. The column, The Street Where You Live, celebrates civic life, challenges our notions of what it mean to live in community, and presents new ideas to help our cities, towns, and neighborhoods have an even brighter future. You can find that column here on this blog.
For years, Scott wrote a weekly food-related column called The Hungry Hoosier in Indiana newspapers and Food for Thought in papers around the country. The column ran in over 50 newspapers across the U.S. Most of those columns can be found on this blog. The feature stories about food, family, and community and recipes from Scott's kitchen. Scott does not currently take on many food writing assignments but a new story or recipe will sometimes show up here.