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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?

CCEP on the mid-term election

November 2014

The CRC's California Civic Engagement Project was a media staple during this mid-term election season. [Read more here...]



CRC at ESRI Health GIS Conference

November 2014

CRC Director Jonathan London presented the CRC's Regional Opportunity Index at the ESRI GIS and Health Conference in Colorado. [Read more here...]


UC Davis Policy Consortium

October 2014

In collaboration with the UC Center Sacramento, the CRC launched the UC Davis Consortium. [Read more here...]




Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good

    Join us for this CRC co-sponsored event! The second lecture of the season features Dr. Haavi Morreim, Professor of Human Values and Ethics at the University of Tennessee, and his lecture is titled, Keeping Track of One’s Moral Compass Despite Pressures to Lose It: How a Public University Can Maintain Its Integrity.

    Date: November 20, 2014
    Time: 3-4:30pm
    Place: Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center

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