Alejandro Schwedhelm

Urban Mobility Associate

Bio

Alejandro is an Urban Mobility Associate in the Health and Road Safety practice area of the Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. As a subject matter expert in sustainable urban transport he facilitates program management and contributes to the development of WRI's research products.

Prior to joining WRI, Alejandro worked as an urban planner for a D.C.-based International Development Economics and Planning consulting firm, where he played the role of project manager and technical specialist in multiple infrastructure projects including transport and mixed use master plans, feasibility studies, and economic impact assessments for clients ranging from local and national governments to private and international organizations. Prior to that, Alejandro worked as an urban planner and GIS specialist for several organizations including the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, UN-Habitat, and the Department of City Planning in Potsdam, Germany, where he worked on projects involving Bus Rapid Transport systems, non-motorized transportation, road safety, and urban design.

Alejandro holds a B.S. in Environmental Spatial Analysis from the University of North Georgia, and a Master's degree in Urban Planning from New York University. Earlier in his career, he was a professional athlete and represented the US Canoe & Kayak National Team for five years.

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