Weekly Updates 

June 8, 2011

Vol. 1. Issue 19

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Hello Friends,

This week, we were able to put up a number of resources on the CRC Website; including a PowerPoint from a dynamic presentation given by Regional Advisory Committee Member, Donald Terry. In it, he discussed the impact of the Community Reinvestment Act on banking operations and potential links between academic research and targeted reinvestment in communities. You can find this presentation by clicking here.

 

Center for Regional Change

In This Issue
CRC Activities
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Special Reports on Regional Change
Regional Change in the News

CRC Activities

Donald Terry, Regional Advisory Committee Member, presented: The Community Reinvestment Act and Academia at the CRC Monthly Staff Meeting. See the presentation here.

Please check out CRC Affiliate, Jesus Hernandez's working paper, "Race, Market Constraints and the Housing Crisis: A Problem of Embeddedness".

Ubuntu Green has announced that they are a searching for a Research Associate Intern. Click here to see this opportunity here.
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers

 Tourism Cares invites letters of inquiry for their Worldwide Grants Program. A total of $120,000 will be awarded to nonprofits and Native American Tribes through this program. Click here for more details.  

 

The Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council's Youth Investment Program is inviting proposals for park and open space infrastructure grants. Find out more by clicking here.

 

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has announced an RFP for for regional planning and economic security grant programs. More information about this can be found here.  

Jobs & Employment Opportunities 

Just Cause, in San Francisco, has an opening for a Housing Organizer. Click here to see this opportunity.

The California Energy Commission is looking for a Graduate Student Intern. Check out this opportunity here.

Chatauqua Opportunities, based in New York, is seeking a Community Development Manager. Click here for the position description.

Upcoming Events

Meeting of the Sacramento Chapter of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute. This event will take place today from 6-8pm. For more information, click here.

The California Extreme Precipitation Symposium, sponsored in part by the UCD Center for Watershed Sciences will happen on June 28th, 2011. Click here for more details.

The 10 Annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference will be happening from July 10th to July 13th at CSU Long Beach. Click here to find out more.
Special Reports on Regional Change
A new article has been published on the website of The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health entitled, Playing It Safe: Assessing Cumulative Impact and Social Vulnerability Through an Environmental Screening Method in the South Coast Air Basin, California. 
Regional Change in the News
Fresno County considers 7 proposals to redraw the county's 5 supervisorial districts. Each proposal promises to have a different impact on residents and county supervisors alike. Read about it here.

Air in the San Joaquin Valley is improving but still remains among places with the worst air in the nation. To find out more, click here.

Environmental groups have threatened to file suit against growers in the San Joaquin Valley in order to hasten the cleanup of polluted runoff from farms. Read more here.
 See all of this information and more on our website: regionalchange.ucdavis.edu. We invite any input on or contributions to these announcements.  Also, if you are interested in providing a post for our blog, please let us know.  To unsubscribe, click the "unsubscribe" button below. Thanks for your time!

 

Michael Johnson 

UC Davis Center for Regional Change