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David Zipper is a senior fellow at the MIT Mobility Initiative, where he examines the interplay between transportation policy and technology. His work has been published in the Atlantic, Slate, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, and elsewhere.

David led economic development strategy under two mayors of Washington, DC, and served in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration in New York. After working in city government, he became a venture capital investor and startup adviser focusing on smart cities and mobility.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Phil in land economy (urban planning) from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from Swarthmore College.