Ben Welle is the assistant project manager for EMBARQ’s health and road safety program, which works to reduce fatalities and increase quality of life through sustainable urban development and transport.
Prior to working at EMBARQ, he was assistant director at The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence in Washington, D.C., writing, consulting, and speaking on urban park systems and public space and their relationship to urban development. He specifically worked on public health, transport planning, and economic analysis.
His writing has appeared in journals such as Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Land. He has also worked in the Twin Cities of Minnesota at the Community Reinvestment Fund and at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. He has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Hamline University.