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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.



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What's New at the CRC?

What's New at the CRC?

CRC Search for Programs Manager

December 2014

The CRC is seeking a talented Programs Manager committed to our mission of producing innovative research to build healthy, prosperous, sustainable and equitable communities in California and beyond.  [Read more here...]



Regional Opportunity Index Webinar

December 2014

CRC faculty affiliate Dr. Chris Benner and CRC staff member Sergio Cuellar hosted a webinar, in partnership with the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, to announce the state-wide version of the ROI. [Read more here...]



Drinking Water in Disadvantaged Communities

December 2014

Post-doctoral affiliate, Dr. Carolina Balazs, recently co-led a three-day workshop to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations on ways to engage and benefit residents in disadvantaged communities in California's Integrated Regional Watershed Management Plans. [Read more here...]


Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    SAVE THE DATE! CRC Book Launch Forum

    Join us for a forum promoting the forthcoming volume of essays, What Counts: Harnessing Data for America's Communities. CRC Director Jonathan London and CRC post-doctoral affliate Alex Karner will present their included chapter, "Putting Data into Action for Regional Equity in California's San Joaquin Valley."

    Date: January 28, 2015
    Time: 2-5pm
    Place: UC Davis Campus, Memorial Union King Room

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