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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 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...]



Drinking Water in Disadvantaged Communities

December 2014

Post-doctoral affiliate, Dr. Carolina Balazs, recently co-led a three-day workshop to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations on ways to engage and benefit residents in disadvantaged communities in California's Integrated Regional Watershed Management Plans. [Read more here...]


Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    CCEP to Present at Brigade

    The CRC's California Civic Engagement Project is releasing new research on 2014 voter turnout titled, California's New Political Realities: Why Low Voter Turnout May Be the New Normal and What Can be Done About it.

    Date: January 22, 2015
    Time: 10-11am
    Place: Brigade Headquarters - 548 Fourth Street, San Francisco

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