Region Matters


November 25, 2013  Vol. 4, Issue 4    

Dear CRC community,
We are thankful for your work and efforts throughout the regions. We wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving.
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CRC in the News
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CRC-Sponsored Upcoming Events
CRC in the news

Washington Post article: New health-care law could mean more voters  

CRC's Mindy Romero, Director of California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP), was recently mindy romeroquoted in this Washington Post article by Anna Gorman about a controversial law requiring states to allow people to register to vote when they applied for driver's licenses or social services. Now, that same law is bringing voter registration to the health insurance marketplaces, a move that some anticipate will result in legal fights and inspire even more partisan debate over the new health-care law.

To read the full article in the Post, click here.

Publications and Resources for the Regions

The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) releases a new report on a transportation equity framework for Los Angeles

PERE's latest report, An Agenda for Equity: A Framework for Building a Just Transportation System in Los Angeles County, puts forward a framework for how investing with equity can lead to more sustainable economic growth for a region, and highlights why equity matters at every stage of transportation planning and development. The report is authored by Vanessa Carter, Manuel Pastor, and Madeline Wander.

To read the full report, click here.


Maps from the Delta Plan now available from the UC Davis John Muir Institute


The UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment recently announced that high resolution versions of the thirteen maps originally listed in the final Delta Plan document are now available so that the detailed information on the maps can be more easily seen.


To view maps click here.



 CRC-Sponsored Upcoming Events Calendar
Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good presents: "Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Access to Higher Education" lecture with Dr. Caroline Hoxby

December 2, 3:00 p.m. lecture & 4:30 p.m. reception, UCD Student Community Center, MPR

Dr. Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics at Stanford University is the Principal Investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, which has had dramatic effects on low-income, high-achievers' college-going. Some of the other research for which she is best known includes explaining the rising cost of higher education, the effects of school choice and charter schools on student achievement, and the effects of teacher unionization.

This Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good series is aimed at furthering awareness and dialogue on this important topic within and beyond the university community, and also at exploring the potential to make UC Davis a center for the study of the role of the public university in contemporary society.

The Center for Regional Change, Center for Poverty Research, and the Community and Regional Development Department are co-sponsoring this lecture.

For more information on this lecture and the Provost's Forum series, click  here.


Save-the-date for Agricultural Sustainability Institute Distinguished Speakers Series

January, 14th, 5:00 p.m., UC Davis Student Community Center, MPR

Professor William C. Clark of Harvard University will give a presentation titled "Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability" and will will of interest to anyone who cares about sustainability, specifically linking knowledge with action through translational research, extension/outreach, and other aspects of boundary work and social engagement by academic institutions.  The event co-sponsors include the Center for Regional Change, University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Center for Watershed Science, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Energy Efficiency Center, World Food Center as well as several other centers/institutes.