Mark Wolfe is a land use and environmental lawyer, and urban planner. He is a former staff attorney with the Natural Heritage Institute, a California non-profit environmental law and consulting firm. He previously served on the legal team representing the Republic of Hungary in an environmental dispute before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and as a judicial extern law clerk for California Supreme Court Justice Joyce L. Kennard. He has taught urban economics at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and his articles have appeared in Urban Affairs Review, the Cornell Journal of Planning and Urban issues, and the California Real Property Journal. A regular contributor to KQED Public Radio's "Perspectives" series, he has also appeared as a commentator on "The News Hour With Jim Lehrer" on PBS. He lives in San Francisco.