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Drawing on inter-disciplinary expertise, the CRC produces cutting edge research on critical dimensions of regional change, including civic engagement, economic development, environmental justice, regional equity, and youth health & well-being.



The CRC work is founded on the principle of collaboration, and the belief that regional change is catalyzed by diverse groups of individuals and organizations engaged in a process of mutual inquiry and action.



Field-shaping research methods and data tools, such as socio-spatial mapping, multi-indicator indices of well-being and vulnerability and participatory action research provide unique contributions to scholarship and practices of regional change.



The CRC’s research is solutions oriented and intended to inform public policy, community advocacy, economic development, and human/ social service sectors in their work to build healthy, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable communities and regions.



Clear and visually compelling designs and creative use of multiple media ensure that the CRC’s research reaches and informs its intended audiences.

What's new at the CRC?

What's new at the CRC?

Mindy RomeroCCEP Research Presentation

July 2014

Mindy Romero, Director of the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP), presented the CCEP's latest research at the CA Association of Clerks and Election Officials' 106th Annual Conference in Newport Beach, CA.  The research provided insight on the disparities in California's vote-by-mail use.  [Read more here].


The CRC welcomes Diane Godard as our new Programs Manager!

July 2014

Diane Godard, currently a CRC Data Analyst, has been hired into the newly created position of CRC Programs Manager. Diane will lead in the design and implementation of project management systems to increase the efficiency and impact of CRC programs. [Read more here].


Rural Development Leadership Institute

The 2014 Rural Development Leadership Institute at UC Davis a Success!

June 2014

Co-sponsored by the Center for Regional Change, the Rural Development Leadership Network Summer Institute at UC Davis concluded on June 20. [Read more here].


Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

    The CRC, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Sacramento Housing Alliance are co-sponsoring the Yolo Regional Affordable Housing Forum featuring thought leaders from throughout the Sacramento region and practitioners drawing the connection between the built environment, the health/vitality of community residents and a healthy economy.

    Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    Time: 9-1pm
    Place: Davis, CA - New Harmony Mutual Housing, Community Mtg. Room, 3030 Cowell Blvd, Davis, CA

    There is no cost to attend but advanced registration is required.

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