Region Matters


    November 16th, 2012  Vol. 3. Issue 9                             

Dear Community

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In This Issue
CRC Activities
Regional Change in the News
Upcoming Events

Michael Rios, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Ecology, is hosting a discussion/reception mr for the launch of his new book, Dialogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities. The event will be held Wednesday, November 28th from 11:30 am to 1 pm. For more information, refer to this flyer.  


Please Join Us For A Webinar: Putting Youth On the Map: December 6, 2012, 12-1pm

California wants and needs for its youth to thrive-- not merely to survive or face fewer problems. But how do we know whether our young people are doing well? How can we locate places where they might need additional support? To address these questions the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and UC Cooperative Extension have created and mapped Youth Well-Being and Youth Vulnerability Indices for the entire state; these indices and associated data will be available through a new online data-mapping website. The webinar will introduce the website, review the indices and highlight ways this new resource can be used to inform policy development, investment, planning, and advocacy on behalf of youth.

Register to participate (click the "register" button) at

Password: youth - Event#: 966143331

Regional Change in the News

This week the Center for Regional Change, in partnership with the Community Development Graduate Group, hosted a presentation  by the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank focused on the Community Reinvestment Act and efforts to alleviate poverty.This event was arranged through Darryl Rutherford, an alumnus of the Community Development Graduate Group, and Fed's San Joaquin Valley Community Development regional manager.


The presentation by the Fed's David Erickson and Ian Galloway, two of the editors of a new book from the Fed called  Investing in What Works for America's Communities addressed the bank's community development  strategies. Including chapters by leaders such as HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Policy Link's Angela Glover Blackwell, Alan Berube from the Brookings Institution, and Xavier de Souza Briggs from MIT, the  book encourages a more integrated approach to anti-poverty efforts that builds on what we know is working. Through dozens of examples of innovative ideas that are transforming neighborhoods, this bookuncovers the new sectors, new financing tools, and new technologies that can be harnessed to bring opportunity to America's struggling communities. The book can be downloaded for free from the Fed website:  The Center for Regional Change has a stock of complementary copies available in our California Mapping Laboratory in 152 Hunt Hall.


Announcing $40,000 in grant funds available

UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies

Awards: for UC Davis graduate and undergraduate students working to alleviate global poverty. 

Deadline: March 15, 2013

For more information:

Upcoming Events

The UC Davis Geography Graduate Group presents the next lecture in its Fall 2012 series: Thinking Regionally About Community Supported Agriculture presented by Ryan Galt, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sustainability and Society at University of California, Davis. 

Wednesday, November 21

4:10 - 5:30pm


Click here for more information. 



The UC Davis Office of Research invites you to attend the Inaugural

RISE Symposium

Friday, November 30, 2012

8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

UC Davis Conference Center

The Research Investments in the Sciences and Engineering (RISE) program is an initiative designed to help catalyze a new era in research excellence for the campus. RISE funding facilitates the formation and enhancement of interdisciplinary teams to carry out joint research activities in areas of strategic importance to California, the nation, and the world. Following a rigorous review process, 13 RISE themes were selected for funding. Selected themes were those determined to have the greatest potential for future high impact discoveries and innovation, judged by their scientific merit, potential impact on society, and sustainability.

Please join us for the Inaugural RISE Symposium where RISE award winners will present the vision for their themes.

To attend, please register at