Region Matters


  July 22, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 39                   

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 
Thank you for joining us this week! We are delighted to share the latest news on the many projects of the CRC. Please read on to learn more. 

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

CRC Presents "Putting Youth on the Map" Interactive Website at the ESRI GIS Conference in San Diego

In early July, Este Geraghty, MD, CRC faculty affiliate and associate professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at UCD  and CRC Director of Informatics/GIS, Teri Greenfield, attended the ESRI GIS International User's Conference. Their presentation entitled "Putting Youth On the Map: A California Youth Advocacy Tool", outlined the development of our Putting Youth on the Map interactive mapping website.

 To view their presentation, click here  


CRC Impact

CV Independent Covers the Coachella Valley Disparity: A New Study Illustrates the Challenges East Valley Residents Face

CV Independent writer Ivan Delgado posts on the website the importance of "Revealing the Invisible Coachella Valley: Putting Cumulative Environmental Vulnerabilities on the Map," a report released this month by the CRC, shows the cumulative environmental health hazards of living in the Eastern Coachella Valley. To better understand the environmental hazards, the report shows a demographic comparison between the eastern and western portions of the Coachella Valley, according to CV Independent.







To read the full article, click here.


David Garcia Argues Stockton is Less Affordable than the Bay Area Due to Sprawl


Journalist David Garcia posts on Stockton City Limits webpage an interesting article that examines the relationship of affordability to urban growth patterns. He notes that according to data from the American Communities Survey (ACS), the average Stockton household commits a higher percentage of their annual income to housing and transportation costs than their counterparts in San Francisco and the Bay Area. While housing in Stockton is very reasonable compared to other cities, our single-zoned and sprawling growth creates extra costs that largely neutralize any financial savings accrued from cheaper housing. 


To read the full article, click here.    

Regional Change in the News
UCD Rural Migration News Published
Philip Martin, CRC faculty affiliate and professor with the UCD Agricultural and Resource Economics Dept. recently published the latest issue of Rural Migration News.The newsletter summarizes the most important migration-related issues affecting agricultural and rural America, with this month's newsletter focusing on unemployment in the San Joaquin Valley.  Topics are grouped by category and include rural areas, farm workers, immigration, and resources.

To subscribe to the newsletter, email, or visit the website here.

pcoming Events


July 24th Screening and Discussion with Andres Cediel, Producer of "Rape in the Fields": Documentary Investigates Sexual Exploitation at Farms Across the U.S

CRC faculty affiliate Natalia Deeb-Sossa, an assistant professor in the UCD Chicana/o Studies Department, announces the screening of the documentary "Rape in the Fields" and discussion with Andres Cediel, producer of the documentary for Frontline, and the Spanish-language version, "Violación de un Sueño," for Univisión. The documentaries showcase migrant women who have been sexually assaulted in US fields and packing plants. The screening is 2:00-4:30 pm in the UC Davis, Student Community Center, Room D. The free event is co-sponsored by the Chicana/o Studies Department and the Women's Resource and Research Center at UC Davis.

Maricruz Ladino tells her story on PBS on Tuesday (check local listings) and on Univision Saturday night at 7pm.

Employment Opportunities 

Climate Corps Bay Area Fellows Positions Announced

Climate Corps Bay Area now has 30 openings for the 2013-14 Program Year. The program provides fellows with the opportunity to spend ten months learning cutting edge, and valuable skills while helping Bay Area communities address the most critical climate change issues. Benefits of participation include; Access to highly skilled community leaders, learn critical climate protection professional skills, network with other emerging leaders, contribute to important community change, and receive stipend and health care subsidy/support. Participants have led projects that focused on increasing energy efficiency and sustainability practices in both municipal operations and in the overall community, including mmployee alternative transportation programs for Sonoma and Alameda Counties and environmental education and energy conservation programs in Marin County.


For more information, click here