Sam Zimbabwe is the Acting Chief Project Delivery Officer, a new position in DDOT that brings together planning, traffic engineering, transit, and capital projects. Equipped with a wealth of experience in urban design, bicycle and pedestrian planning and urban ecology.
Zimbabwe guides DDOT’s development of the District’s multi-modal transportation network. Previously, Zimbabwe served as the Associate Director of DDOT's Policy, Planning & Sustainability Administration (PPSA). 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.
Prior to joining DDOT, Zimbabwe was the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development at Reconnecting America where he led planning and technical assistance 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 with Community Design + Architecture and Van Meter Williams Pollack in the San Francisco Bay area.