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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?

Mindy Romero

CCEP on Capital Public Radio and KCRA News

October 2014

Mindy Romero, Director of the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP), was interviewed on CapitalPublic Insight, and featured on a live segment with KCRA News. [Read more here...]




Chris Benner

California Coalition for Rural Housing, Rural Housing Summit

October 2014

Dr. Chris Benner, UCD Department of Human Ecology and CRC faculty affiliate, will be speaking at the California Coalition for Rural Housing, Rural Housing Summit on October 24. [Read more here...]





CCEP Releases New Policy Brief on California's Youth Vote

October 2014

California's 2014 Youth Voter Turnout: Decline and Future Opportunities

Only 18% of California's eligible voters (citizens over age 18) turned out to vote in the June 2014 primary election; the lowest eligible turnout of any statewide election in California history. [Read more here...]


Current Initiatives

  • civicengagementCivic Engagement
  • economic developmentEconomic Development
  • environmental justiceEnvironmental Justice
  • scholarshipEngaged Scholarship
  • regionaleqRegional Equity
  • youthYouth Well-Being
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    Jonathon London, Chris Benner, and Nancy Erbstein to Present CRC Mapping Tools at UC Center Sacramento

    CRC Director Jonathan London, Chris Benner (Human Ecology/Community and Regional Development) and Nancy Erbstein (Human Ecology/Human Development) will be presenting two new data mapping tools, the Regional Opportunity Index  and  Putting Youth On the Map that help identify and direct investment to disadvantaged communities.

    Date: October 23
    Time: 12 to 1pm
    Place: 1130 K Street (Room LL3), UC Center Sacramento

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