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.