The Next Generation of Sustainable Communities

September 23, 2020
The Next Generation of Sustainable Communities

In January 2020 an invited group of 70 professionals, representing academic, business, and non-profit sectors, met at the University of California, Davis to discuss lessons learned from sustainable community initiatives and how to facilitate a more rapid change toward sustainable urbanism. The inspiration for the event came from construction of The Sustainable City (TSC) in Dubai and West Village at UC Davis.

Interactive Story Maps - Land Use, Transportation, and Housing

October 31, 2019
Interactive Story Maps - Land Use, Transportation, and Housing

Systemic challenges and concrete policies prevent investment in quality, healthy, resource-rich affordable housing. In order to overcome these challenges, there is a great need for data-driven and informed advocacy on local, regional, state, and federal levels that results in strategic and sustainable development of communities. This data can support the work of planners, developers, and other decision-makers in creating holistic and catalytic projects that are competitive for these limited resources.

Transportation Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Group (TEEJAG)

August 28, 2019
Transportation Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Group (TEEJAG)

The Transportation Equity and Environmental Justice Advisory Group (TEEJAG), is an advisory body dedicated to providing feedback on current and future research conducted by the Climate Smart Transportation and Communities Consortium (C-STACC).

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.

Social Equity and Transit Oriented Development

November 24, 2011
Social Equity and Transit Oriented Development

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.

CEVA-San Joaquin Valley

November 01, 2011
CEVA-San Joaquin Valley

Authors: Jonathan K. London, Ganlin Huang, and Tara Zagofsky

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change has released a path-breaking report, “Land of Risk/ Land of Opportunity” documenting the high levels of environmental and social risks confronting San Joaquin Valley residents. The report uses an innovative new tool, called the Cumulative Environmental Vulnerabilities Assessment (CEVA), to identify the locations and populations within the Valley that are at greatest risk and that require immediate protection.