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About Jess

Jess Zimbabwe is Director of Urban Development at the National League of Cities (NLC) and founding Executive Director of the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership—a partnership of NLC and the Urban Land Institute. Previously, Jess was the Director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and Community Design Director at Urban Ecology, providing pro bono community planning and design assistance to low-income neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a licensed architect, a certified city planner, a LEED-Accredited professional, the past board chair of Next City, and a member of the urban planning faculty at Georgetown University.

Learn more about Jess' work:

art | design | photography | planning | policy | servicespeaking + facilitation | teaching | writing