Day: March 1, 2011

Fresno Hosting a “Smart Growth Conference”

This weak, Fresno will be hosting a series of talks about smart growth and transportation in Fresno County.

According to the website, the goal is as follows:

“The purpose of the Public Transportation Infrastructure Study (PTIS) is to identify strategies for land use and transportation investments that will result in measurable reductions in vehicle miles traveled and provide increased mobility for County residents.”

Wednesday, March 2, Noon to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fresno Art Museum Auditorium
2233 N. First St.
Fresno, CA

The schedule looks pretty interesting:

Noon Registration
12:30 p.m. “Building From the Blueprint” – Michael McCoy, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center, UC Davis
1 p.m. “Meeting SB375 in the San Joaquin Valley” – Jerry Walters, Fehr & Peers
2 p.m. “The True Cost of Growth on the Urban Fringe” – Dena Belzer, Founder and President, Strategic Economics, Berkeley
3 p.m. “Transit Supportive Density for the Fresno Market” – Glen Bolen, Vice President of Fregonese and Associates, Portland
4 p.m. “Alternative Financing Options for TOD” – Dena Belzer, Principal, Strategic Economics Click to read more!