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David Zipper

Title: Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government
David Zipper

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 urban policy and new mobility technologies. David’s perspective on urban development is rooted in his experience working within city hall as well as being a venture capitalist, policy researcher, and startup advocate. He has consulted with numerous startups and public officials about regulatory strategy.

A contributing writer at Bloomberg CityLab, David’s writing about urban innovation has also been published in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, and WIRED. His 2018 article in Fast Company was the first to apply the “walled garden” framework to urban mobility. David has spoken at events including the Consumer Electronics Show, SXSW, and the FIA Conference. He focuses on topics including Mobility-as-a-Service, the uses of transportation data, the future of micromobility, and linkages between public transit, city regulations, and private shared vehicles.