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Judy Corbett

Judith A. Corbett is the founder and since 1982 has served as Executive Director of the Local Government Commission ( She holds an M.S. in Ecology from the University of California and was co-developer of the highly-acclaimed Village homes, a model for sustainable development. Corbett has coauthored three books on resource efficient land use and building design, and published over 50 policy 

guidebooks for local government officials on topics including community water sustainability, hazardous waste reduction, recycling, energy conservation and alternative energy, sustainable economic development, and resource-efficient land use patterns. The Ahwahnee Land Use Principles, spearheaded by Corbett, forecast the Smart Growth movement. She has served as a featured speaker at conferences throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. She was named by Time Magazine as a "Hero for the Planet" and in 2005 received the National Leadership in Planning Award from the American Institute of Planning. She serves as a board member for several organizations including the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Railvolution Conference.

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