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, transportation, sustainability, economic development and capital facilities. Ms. Khan was previously OP’s Senior Economic Planner, specializing in economic development analysis with a focus on emerging sectors and neighborhoods. In this role, she led numerous strategic planning, policy and implementation efforts, including the Creative DC Action Agenda, the DC Vibrant Retail Toolkit, the Retail Action Strategy, creative placemaking, and the St. Elizabeths Innovation Strategy. She was also the lead author of the District’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, and managed all systems-based technical analysis for the 2006 Comprehensive Plan update.
Ms. Khan has more than fifteen years of planning experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Office of Planning, she was a senior associate at a consulting firm, specializing in socioeconomic impact assessment of large-scale infrastructure projects in economically disadvantaged locations. Ms. Khan is a graduate of MIT, where she earned her master's degree in city planning.