Acting Director, Urban Mobility, and Director, Integrated Transport & Innovation, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Ben Welle is a Director of Integrated Transport & Innovation at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
Ben’s work includes leading global research and projects, particularly in the areas of public transport, minibus services, mobility planning, access to opportunities, new mobility and innovation, traffic safety, walking & cycling, and public space. Prior to this role, Ben was Senior Associate for Urban Mobility at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, working on many of the same issues. Prior to working at WRI, he was assistant director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land in Washington, D.C., researching and consulting on city parks, public space, green infrastructure, transport planning, and related economic impact.
He has additional background in finance and positions in state government in the State of Minnesota, USA. Ben has a Master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, USA.
Urban MobilityVisit Project
Improving quality of life, health and opportunity in cities through sustainable and safe transport and urban design.
Digital Transport for AfricaLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
A collaborative digital commons supporting urban mobility projects in Africa through open standardized data, open-source software and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.
Electric MobilityVisit Project
Increasing access to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and optimizing to reduce emissions.
QualiÔnibus – Quality Public TransportVisit Project
WRI Brasil developed the QualiÔnibus Program to support cities and operators in the process of continuous quality improvement with a focus on people.
Mobility and Accessibility ProgramVisit Project
Improving quality of life through sustainable transport and mobility solutions
Safe & Sustainable Mobility: Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road SafetyVisit Project
Reducing road traffic fatalities and injuries through a comprehensive, data-driven approach.
Health & Road SafetyVisit Project
Creating safer mobility systems to connect people to opportunities and foster sustainable, equitable cities