As Director of Natural Resource Policy Studies at the National Governors Association (NGA), Joel Hirschhorn was responsible for projects in environment, energy, agriculture, water, forestry, and land use. His New Community Design to the Rescue: Fulfilling Another American Dream became the most widely disseminated report ever issued by the NGA.
As a senior manager at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, his work on hazardous waste, toxic waste site cleanup, and pollution prevention drew national attention. Based on this work, he co-authored Prosperity without Pollution: The Prevention Strategy for Industry and Consumers (John Wiley & Sons). He is currently deeply engaged in the smart growth movement. His most recent book, Sprawl Kills: How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health And Money (Revolution), details how public health is harmed by a sprawling pattern of land development.
Recognized nationally as a leading advocate of innovative community design, he speaks on smart growth, sprawl, and related issues.
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