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

Sautter AwardPYOM 2017 Sautter Award Winner

August 2017

Ten teams across the University of California received the 2017 Larry L. Sautter Award, and Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM), the CRC’s interactive website that provides analyses of California youth well-being, is a Golden Award winner! The site is a resource for researchers and policy-makers, as well as youth and adult advocates, who are working to ensure the well-being of young people in the state.  The annual award, which is sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, recognizes collaborative innovations in information technology that advance the university’s mission of teaching, research, public service and patient care, or that improve the effectiveness of university processes. The award encourages collaboration and solution sharing across the UC system.  System wide Chief Information Officer Tom Andriola announced the winners at the 2017 UC Computing Services Conference in San Diego.  Dr. Nancy Erbstein, Department of Human Ecology and CRC Faculty Affiliate, is the PYOM Principal Investigator. READ MORE

 

Farm Bill Requests Abound at California Listening Session

August 2017

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program received a lot of support at a farm bill listening session held in Modesto, California, as hunger advocates and academics from the state's Central Valley urged House lawmakers to protect and even expand the program to benefit families, food banks, farmers markets and California fruit and vegetable growers... Denise Hunt, a registered nurse and representative on the Stanislaus County Children and Families Commission, cited data showing high rates of children in poverty on the San Joaquin Valley.  A recent report from the UC Davis Center for Regional Change said that while the Valley "includes the top agricultural producing counties in California, almost 400,000 of the region's children live in poverty and seven of the 10 counties with the highest child poverty rates in the state are in the Valley." READ MORE