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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?

Mindy RomeroVideo: 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...]


Achievement in Diversity and Community

CRC Regional Advisory Committee member and director of the Davis-based Culture C.O.-O.P., Sandy Holman, was the recipient of a UC Davis Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community. [Read more here...]



My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge

This week, the CRC is honored to participate in a leadership summit in Sacramento associated with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative.  [Read more here...]

CCEP's new research on 2014 voter turnout

February 2015

In a new brief, CCEP examines youth electoral participation in the November 2014 general election and explores the impact of the youth vote on the current and future electoral landscape of California.  [Read more here...]




CRC and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

January 2015

CRC Director Jonathan London presented an opportunity analysis of the Sacramento region to the Board of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (SRCF), utilizing the CRC's Regional Opportunity Index as part of SRCF's strategic planning retreat.  [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...]




Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    Community Development Seminar Series: Scholarly Engagement

    Dr. Jonathan K. London, CRC Director, Community and Regional Development, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis

    Doing/Debating Development is an ongoing seminar series sponsored by the Community Development Graduate Group at UC Davis.  During Winter Quarter 2015, the theme is engaged scholarship.  Check Region Matters each week for news about upcoming lectures.  All seminars are free and open to the public.

    Co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change

    Date: March 11, 2015
    Time: 12:10-1pm
    Place: UC Davis Campus, 166 Hunt Hall

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