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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?

The CRC welcomes Diane Godard as our new Programs Manager!

July 2014

Diane Godard, currently a CRC Data Analyst, has been hired into the newly created position of CRC Programs Manager. Diane will lead in the design and implementation of project management systems to increase the efficiency and impact of CRC programs. [Read more here].


Rural Development Leadership Institute

The 2014 Rural Development Leadership Institute at UC Davis a Success!

June 2014

Co-sponsored by the Center for Regional Change, the Rural Development Leadership Network Summer Institute at UC Davis concluded on June 20. [Read more here].


CRC Regional Advisory Committee Member Meea Kang

The CRC Regional Advisory Committee Member Honored with 2014 LOCUS Leadership Award

June 2014

The LOCUS Leadership Award, now in its third year, recognizes a real estate developer or investor who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership and walkable, sustainable, urban development.  This year, LOCUS honors Meea Kang, president and co-founder of Domus Development, LLC, as the 2014 LOCUS Leadership Award Recipient. [Read more here].


Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    Sacramento Regional Affordable Housing Forum

    Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Sacramento Housing Alliance

    Date: Wednesday - July 23, 2014
    Time: 9-12pm
    Place: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Sacramento, CA

    This forum will highlight the importance of affordable housing as one of the foundations to healthy communities.

    Email Leilani Barnett for more information or click here to register (Cost $5/$10 incl. lunch).

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