Region Matters


   February 25th, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 19                            

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

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

mr BOOM: A Journal of California, just published an article by the CCEP's Mindy Romero, UC Davis, and Jonathan Fox, UC Santa Cruz, examining regional voter registration rates across California. Findings show that while registration rates are the highest they have been since 1996, they are disproportionate across California's landscape, reflecting the underrepresentation of lower income communities. Click here for the article.


To stay in touch on the latest research from Mindy Romero and the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project, follow her on Twitter @MindySRomero!  

CRC Innovations 
Last week, the CRC was honored to have Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs at the California EPA participate in the Doing Debating Development speaker series, co-sponsored by the Community Development Graduate Group and the Environmental Justice Project of the John Muir Institute of the Environment.His talk, Environmental Justice Inside Out, drew on his community and recent government experience. Mr. Mataka discusses how inside out strategies can help identify, address and impede environmental justice issues.
Regional Change in the News
On Saturday February 23rd, CRC Director Jonathan London was an invited speaker at the Inaugural Environmental Health Leadership Summit held in the Coachella Valley. Jonathan previewed the CRC's latest report, Revealing the Forgotten Coachella Valley: Putting Cumulative Environmental Vulnerabilities on the Map. This study was conducted in collaboration with a coalition of environmental justice and health organizations in the region, with the generous support of The California Endowment. For more information, please see:
 To stay in touch on the latest research from Jonathan London and the CRC, follow him on Twitter @jklondon40!  
Upcoming Events

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research is pleased to invite you to this very special seminar presentation by California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. The Challenges and 

Dave_Jones_PicPitfalls of Implementing the Affordable Care Act.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 12:00 noon

Where:  UC Davis Medical Education Building, Sacramento - 4610 X St., Room 1222

Lunch will be available on a first come, first serve basis

Click here for more information.


Please join us this Wednesday for the Doing Debating Development Speaker Series in Hunt 166 at 12:10 PM: Speaker: Alison Alkon, author of Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation). For a full list of speakers, click here  


Some cities have declared bankruptcy and thousands more have resorted to Draconian budget cuts to avoid bankruptcy. If development is good for cities...then why are American cities in such poor financial condition? Following one of the biggest building booms in history? What are we missing? Peter Katz, co-author of the Ahwahnee Principles, founding executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and co-founder of the Form-Based Codes Institute, will discuss how incorporating "The Missing Metric" into development approvals can reduce regulations and improve cities' bottom lines.

DAY:  Wednesday, March 13th

TIME:  5:30

LOCATION: Modesto City Hall Council Chambers

Sponsored by the American Planning Association, Central Section, UCMerced Valley Futures Forum attendees. For more information, click here