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David Zipper is a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he examines the interplay between transportation policy and technology. His work has been published in Slate, the Atlantic, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, and elsewhere.

He 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.

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