How do we inform regional change...

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Research

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.

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Collaboration

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.

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Innovation

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.

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Application

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.

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Communication

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

Latest CRC News

Latest CRC News

Social Science Graduate Student Awards 2016

June 2016

The UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences (ISS), in partnership with the Center for Regional Change, has awarded six research and travel grants for the 2016-17 academic year to social science students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  The grants were made to outstanding students from the Community Development Graduate Group, Geography Graduate Group and the Ecology Graduate Group.  The CRC is pleased to partner with ISS to leverage support for social science graduate students.  Congratulations to all of the recipients! To see the full list of recipients, CLICK HERE.

 

New CCEP Research Policy Brief

June 2016

California's online voter registration system was a major factor in the recent registration surge leading up to the state's primary election registration deadline. A new policy brief recently released by the California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) examines the use of online voter registration across the state by geography, race, age, income level and party affiliation.  To review the brief, CLICK HERE.

 

Coachella Unincorporated Uses PYOM Transit Maps

June 2016

The Center for Regional Change (CRC) has partnered with Eastern Coachella Valley Building Healthy Communities (ECV BHC) to conduct a series of trainings to pilot the Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM) interactive mapping site and accompanying curriculum from the Making Youth Data Matter (MYDM) project.  Throughout this partnership, the CRC has engaged youth in the ECV BHC by working with PYOM in different settings to support their work.  As part of their Youth Media Hub, Coachella Unincorporated (supported by New American Media) Coordinator Amber Amaya has been working to include data and mapping that can support youth-generated articles.  After using pieces of our curriculum and working through the PYOM site, youth reporters from Coachella Unincorporated have written and published their first hard copy publication titled Miles Away.  In the supporting online article, Coachella Unincorporated has utilized youth transit maps from PYOM to support the youth-generated work on the issue of transit access in the Eastern Coachella Valley.  The feedback from the youth participants has been critical to the continued development of the site and curriculum. We are proud to support this work and look forward to more youth-generated stories that speak to their experiences, tie-in data/maps that support their stories, and help them advocate for the changes they want to see in their own communities. To review a recently published web article from Coachella Unincorporated that incorporates PYOM transit maps, CLICK HERE.