Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

October 12, 2017
Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

Federal transportation authorizations require metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to identify and track key indicators of system performance (e.g. collision rates, emissions, congestion) to ensure that they are stewarding public funds wisely to meet specific goals related to safety, environmental performance, and congestion mitigation, among other areas.

Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

October 11, 2017
Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

Plans crafted by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) lay out how billions of dollars in transportation investments will be made over a 20 to 30-year time horizon.  Federal transportation authorizations require MPOs to identify and track key indicators of system performance (e.g.

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.

We Can Get There from Here: New Perspectives on Transportation Equity

September 15, 2016
We Can Get There from Here: New Perspectives on Transportation Equity

Achieving transportation equity is a transportation system goal that is becoming increasingly important in both the public sector and academia.  An equitable transportation system would ensure that the benefits and burdens created by transportation projects, policies, and plans are shared fairly such that no groups would be unduly burdened by a lack of access to adequate transportation nor by the negative effects of proximity to transportation infrastructure.  Such a system would also ensure that public

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.

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.