Region Matters


   January 18th, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 14                            

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It's been another exciting week at the CRC! Please 
ready below for some of our recent activities. As always, we invite you to check out our Projects page to learn more!

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In This Issue
CRC Research Innovations
Regional Change in the News
Upcoming Events
CRC Research Innovations

Coachella Valley Environmental Justice mapping Coachella


On January 10th, Jonathan London and Tara Zagofsky presented a preliminary version of the CRC's new cumulative environmental vulnerability assessment for the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. The full report, with generous funding from The California Endowment, will be released later this year. 

CRC Impact

New CRC Jobs-Housing Fit Analysis


chris benner

Developing the right fit between available housing types and the income level of residents is an important part of regional planning and development.  The CRC, with the leadership of Professor Chris Benner has developed a jobs-housing fit tool. This tool includes several ratios relevant for understanding the relationship between jobs and housing, focusing on cities and other Census Designated Places for the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento region, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. Access the reports @

Regional Change in the News
Recently, the research of the CRC's Land of Risk/Land of Opportunity report was sited in an Modesto Bee article. The article dicusses the 'toxic lanscape' present in the lower San Joaquin Valley. Read the article here

Ronald Glass, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education was recently interviewed about Paulo Freire's theory and work by C.S. Soong, the host of Against the Grain, a Pacifica Radio program. The interview aired on KPFA's Against the Grain program. The audio is archived in on-demand and downloadable forms, at    


Click here for a recent blogNew farmland loss report adds urgency to San Joaquin Valley's efforts at better planning. 
Upcoming Events
Check out the DOING DEBATING DEVELOPMENT Speaker Series on Environmental Justice: Winter Quarter - Wednesdays, 12:10 - 1:00PM in Hunt Hall 166. The DDD speaker series is presented by the Community Development Graduate Group and the Center for Regional Change, with co-sponsorship by the JMIE Environmental Justice Project and supported in part by a University Outreach and International Programs Seem Grant. On January 23: TRACY PERKINS, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz will present. For information on future speakers, click here


The next chapter of the California Water Policy talks will be in room 1227 Haring Hall on on January 28.

For the entire schedule, and links to past talks as they become available, see:


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences announced the launch of the new Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) podcast series - Environmental Health Chat. This podcast series, which will release a new podcast each month, explores how environmental exposures affect our health. Each short episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues. Visit the Environmental Health Chat page to listen to these engaging podcasts. 


Registration is now open for the equitable development workshop--Sustainable Neighborhoods, Thriving Residents: Strategies for Building Equitable Communities--on Feb. 6, 1:00-6:30 , in Kansas City, Missouri. The workshop is part of the New Partners for Smart Growth ConferenceParticipants will explore how low-income, minority, tribal, and other overburdened communities are integrating land use and economic development strategies to revitalize their neighborhoods and build residents' skills and wealth. Leaders from community-based organizations, local and regional governments, economic development agencies, and businesses will share how they are knitting together planning, infrastructure investment, development policies, workforce training, business assistance, entrepreneurship, and other approaches to improve the physical environment, capitalize on local assets, create jobs, avoid displacement, and encourage inclusive and enduring economic growth. Register for the Equitable Development Workshop at Learn more about registration and scholarships for the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference at

We are delighted to inform you of all the upcoming events for the Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good, which is sponsored by the Provost's Office, the Community and Regional Development Program, and Center for Regional Change. Please mark your calendars:

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 1:10 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center. For more information and updates please visit:

The 2012-2013 UC Davis Community Book Project is on-going and hosting dynamic presenters and performances. For a list of upcoming events, click here.

Grant Opportunities 

The University of California Humanities Network announces a call for proposals for UC Multicampus Research Groups (MRGs) in the Humanities.


Who Can Apply: UC Ladder Rank Faculty Level of Award: Up to $35,000 for two years. All awards are contingent on available funding. Funding Source: UC Humanities Network

Deadline:  March 13, 2013 (11:59 pm PST). Apply online via FastApps (opens February 6, 2013).