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Ben Holland

Senior Associate
  • Urban Transformation

Ben Holland is a Senior Associate on RMI’s Mobility team initiative in Austin, Texas, where he is working to advance urban design and land use solutions that will facilitate a global transition from personally owned vehicles to electric and autonomous mobility services. Ben works directly with RMI’s partners at the City of Austin, as well as a wide of community and industry stakeholders. He previously managed Project Get Ready, a multi-city collaborative focused on electric vehicle policy and infrastructure solutions.

Background

Before RMI, Ben was the Director of Deployment Policy and Strategy at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), where he led efforts to advance electric vehicle adoption in the organization’s deployment communities.

Education

M.S., Business Analytics, University of Colorado

B.A., English, James Madison University

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We Have New Leadership and a New Year—We Need New Housing, Too

2021 remains a year of excitement despite a tumultuous start. With a new federal administration set to take office, vaccine distribution picking up, and the economy starting to re-gain momentum, Americans are eager to get back to their pre-pandemic routines. This year presents many new opportunities, including the opportunity for…

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Stimulus, Clean Energy, and Changing the Status Quo

The status quo no longer works—for health, for equity, or for climate. In just three months, we lost over 100,000 Americans to COVID-19. Over 40 million Americans have lost their jobs, putting the US unemployment rate at levels not seen since World War II. We must forge a positive direction…

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Getting Back on the Bus and Back to Work

The current pandemic has had an immediate and profound impact on public transit. Revenue is in free fall and ridership is at an all-time low. How will buses, trains, cars, and bikes play in our calculus as we return to work? Traffic data suggests an uptick in automobile traffic (even…

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Frameworks for Stimulus

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, countries are witnessing an unprecedented shock to their economic, healthcare, and industrial systems—and a global recession is likely already underway. Not only do we need decisive fiscal action to avoid a deep and potentially long-lasting economic downturn, but…

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Coronavirus and the Fragility of Auto-Centric Cities

The coronavirus has exposed the ills of continued automobile-centric urban planning practices that adversely impact equity, health, and the climate. Those of us who are working from home, own an automobile, and can conveniently make grocery runs may overlook the fact that many in this country are not so lucky.