Weaving Community - University Research and Action Partnerships for Environmental Justice

August 01, 2017
Weaving Community - University Research and Action Partnerships for Environmental Justice

This article is a case study of one Community-University Research and Action Partnership (CURAP) focused on soil lead, urban gardening, and environmental justice in Sacramento, California.  We argue that creating and sustaining CURAPs requires a process of weaving together diverse strands of knowledge, resources, and lines of accountability that connect all parties involved.

2017 Fair Housing and Social Inclusion Fellowship

January 01, 2017

Through a unique partnership between the Center for Regional Change and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), the following fellows are participating in a fair housing training focused on social and cultural inclusion. The curriculum focuses on the application of fair housing policies through the lens of implicit bias, culture and group dynamics, and cultural intelligence.

My Brother's Keeper Stockton

February 04, 2016

Monitoring Community Action to Promote Equity: The San Joaquin County Alliance of Boys and Men of Color worked with the UC Davis Center for Regional Change to report analyses of child and youth well-being in Stockton, CA. This report will support the local response to the White House My Brother’s Keeper initiative. In particular, these analyses provide context for local planning and a baseline for monitoring community progress on the initiative’s six milestones.

Built Landscapes of Metropolitan Regions

October 02, 2015
Built Landscapes of Metropolitan Regions 

The “collage city” of the postmodern metropolitan region is made up of many different types of built landscapes—neighborhood-scale patterns of streets, blocks, parcels, buildings, and infrastructure—each of which have implications for livability, sustainability, and equity. This project under the guidance of Prof. Stephen M. Wheeler has developed a global typology of 27 built landscape types and has mapped those in GIS for 24 urban regions.

Changing the Narrative of Affordable Housing

October 01, 2015
Changing the Narrative of Affordable Housing 

The growing demand for affordable homes, coupled with the increasing local opposition known as NIMBYism (“Not in My Back Yard”), signals a need to put a face to affordable housing.

Using Data to Promote Fair Housing in the San Joaquin Valley

May 10, 2015
Using Data to Promote Fair Housing in the San Joaquin Valley

When the U.S. Fair Housing Act was enacted in 1968, the goal was clear: protect home buyers and renters from unjust discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Yet, now, nearly 50 years later, racial and economic segregation remain entrenched at the local, regional, state, and national level.

Our Big Take-Away

April 01, 2015
Our Big Take-Away

Hey, it’s Alondra Young! I am the Building Healthy Communities Youth Engagement Coordinator from Sacramento! I had the privilege of working with the awesome people at the Center for Regional Change last summer, using their Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM) website. In late June, I and other youth leaders from Sacramento hopped on the local city bus and rode up to the UC Davis Campus from Sacramento. We were able to receive an introduction to PYOM, meet CRC faculty, staff and graduate students, and receive a pretty cool campus tour!

CRC Tools in the Classroom: See the Connections

March 15, 2015
Professor Gloria M. Rodriguez, School of Education, University of California, Davis

I teach an undergraduate course through Chicana/o Studies called Political Economy of the Chicana/o Community every spring quarter. I have three mid-term papers that are opportunities for students to use publicly-accessible data (via websites, mostly) to do some analysis of the education, health, and labor conditions that intersect to shape the political economies of California’s Chicana/o-Latina/o communities.