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Sakina Khan is the Deputy Director for Citywide Strategy and Analysis at the DC Office of Planning. She oversees the State Data Center, Geographic Information Systems as well as systems planning related to housing, infrastructure, sustainability and economic development. She is managing the District’s first ever comprehensive Cultural Plan, which will lay out recommendations on how the government and its partners can invest in the people, places, communities and ideas that define culture within the nation’s capital. She is also leading the Crossing the Street creative placemaking initiative, working with curators on creating inclusive experiences in neighborhoods undergoing change. 

Ms. Khan has led numerous strategic planning, policy and implementation efforts, including the Creative DC Action Agenda and the DC Vibrant Retail Toolkit. She has more than fifteen years of planning experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Office of Planning, she specialized in socioeconomic assessment of infrastructure projects in economically disadvantaged locations. Ms. Khan is a graduate of MIT, where she earned her master's degree in city planning.