Sam D. Zimbabwe serves as the Associate Director of Policy, Planning & Sustainability Administration (PPSA). Equipped with a wealth of experience in urban design, bicycle and pedestrian planning and urban ecology, Mr. Zimbabwe guides DDOT’s development of the District’s multi-modal transportation network.
Zimbabwe holds a master's in city planning in urban design from the University of California, Berkley and a bachelor's in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University.
Before coming to DDOT, Zimbabwe was the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development at Reconstructing America where he led planning and technical analysis projects focused on transit and transit-oriented development with local and national philanthropic foundations and public agencies around the country. Zimbabwe also has experience as an urban designer and associate with the Community Design + Architecture Firm, as an urban designer at Van Meter Williams Pollack, and as a planning associate with the Port of San Francisco.