I managed to make it to the first day of the Smart Growth Conference. I thought the presentations were to begin at noon on Wednesday, but a small free lunch was served (sandwiches, salad, cookies). That gave me time to explore the art museum and meet a few people.
The presentations were interesting. One was about AB32 and how cities need to plan their growth to meet the targets. Another talked about land use in Fresno, and how downtown has the cheapest infrastructure but the highest tax revenue – even though so much of it is vacant. The last presentation was about density, and what it looks like.