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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?

CRC Summer Research Awards

May 2015

The UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences in partnership with the CRC, recently provided several monetary awards to master’s students in the social sciences for summer research and travel. Recipients of the awards are: Ingrid Behrsin, Rebecca Campbell, Elizabeth Christensen, Jonah Cox, Megan Kelso, Xijia Li, Brandon Louie, and Jessica Smith [Read more here...]

The Effectiveness of Regional Housing Policy: Evidence from the San Francisco Bay Area

April 2015

Palm, Matthew and Deb Niemeier. April 2015. The Effectiveness of Regional Housing Policy: Evidence from the San Francisco Bay Area. Paper. Center for Regional Change, UC Davis. [View the publication here...]

Mindy Romero

Video: Capitol Weekly's Politics on Tap with Mindy Romero

March 2015

Recently, CCEP director Mindy Romero appeared on Capitol Weekly's Politics on Tap hosted by John Meyers. Mindy discussed the recent record low voter turnout in California and its impact on the state's youth vote.. [View the video here...]

Video: The Future of California's Republican Party

March 2015

Recently, CCEP director Mindy Romero participated in a special radio event on LA NPR affiliate KPCC's Larry Mantle show. Mindy and her fellow guests discussed the future of the Republican party in California. [View the video here...]


Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    Democracy Rocks

    Join California Common Cause this April 15th as they celebrate some of democracy's rock stars.


    Date: April 15, 2015
    Time: 7-9pm
    Place: Skirball Cultural Center's Ruby Gallery in Los Angeles

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