Art of Regional Change

January 01, 2013

The The Art of Regional Change brings together scholars, students, artists, and community groups to collaborate on media arts projects that strengthen communities, generate engaged scholarship and inform regional decision-making. Recent projects include Restore/Restory, Passion for the Land and Youth Voices for Change and Up from the Understory.

Art of Regional Change website.

Up from the Understory: The Art of Regional Change
Creating Community by Sharing Stories of Renewal

SACOG Equity Mapping

November 24, 2011
SACOG Equity Mapping 

In fall of 2010, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and its partners received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for regional planning to accelerate transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Sacramento region. The Center for Regional Change (was primarily responsible for developing mechanisms for analyzing the social equity considerations in prioritizing transit-oriented development projects, and for promoting these considerations as a central part of the TPA selection process.

Sacramento Diasporas Project

January 01, 2011
Sacramento Diasporas Project

In 2005, one-fifth of the U.S. foreign born population, or more than 7 million individuals, lived in sprawling metropolitan areas that can be described as America’s “twenty-first century gateways.” The increasing diversity of metropolitan regions raises a number of issues concerning (im)migration and the relations between different Diaspora communities when these groups have their own cultural traditions and beliefs.

Michael Rios, Project Director
Faculty Website

Environmental Justice and Regional Change in the Central Valley

June 02, 2009

Environmental Justice and Regional Change in the Central Valley is an interdisciplinary study of the social equity impacts of regionalism in environmental governance.

We systematically examine how racial minority, low-income, and immigrant communities fare in the rescaling of decision-making about regional land use, transportation, housing, and water management.