Region Matters


May 27, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 25  

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director


We hope you enjoy this week's edition of Region Matters.

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In This Issue
CRC Co-Sponsored Events
HY/HE Spotlight
Regionally-Relevant Events
Employment/Internship Opportunities
About Us: The UC Davis Center for Regional Change
CRC Co-Sponsored Events
The RDLN Institute on Campus
The Rural Development Leadership Network, a national, multicultural social change organization, will be holding its 12th Rural Development Institute at UC Davis from May 24-June 22.  The collective group of community-based rural development leaders attending will take part in an intensive learning and exchange with each other, university faculty, visiting faculty and practitioners throughout their time on campus.  Hosting the group is the Community and Regional Development unit of the Human Ecology Department and the CRC.  For more information, or to schedule a time to meet with the RDLN fellows, please email RDLN Director Starry Krueger or call her at (212) 777-9137.
Re-Imagining the River District
Urban design students led by UC Davis instructors Michael Rios and Emily Schlickman will be presenting their ideas for the River District, which include recommendations for an expanded system of parks and open space, trails and access to the river's edge. The purpose of the event is to inform public dialogue, planning and design for the River District.
Date: Wednesday - June 4
Time: 2-4pm
Place: Sacramento City Council Chambers - 915 I Street
For more information, please email Michael Rios or call (530) 601-1066.
This event is being sponsored by Councilmen Steve Cohn and Steven Hansen, City of
Sacramento Community Development Department, River District Business Association and Improvement District, and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change.
 HY/HE Spotlight

Healthy Youth/Healthy Environments (HY/HE) Spotlight 

HY/HE focuses on how to create healthy, equitable environments with and for young people. This year, they are highlighting the work of one person each month. HY/HR is a collaboration between UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Department of Human Ecology and the Center for Regional Change. To learn about others, click here.


Marianne Bird
4-H Youth Development Advisor; UC Cooperative Extension, Sacramento County

Since working as a summer camp counselor in college, Ms. Bird has been immersed in the world of program development and young people. She has extensive experience working with after school programs, especially in the realm of science literacy. Her project, 4-H On the Wild Side is held as a model that brings environmental education to children from low-income neighborhoods and is featured as a National Program of Distinction. Her research interest is in measuring program outcomes, particularly through the statewide 4-H camp evaluation project. Ms. Bird also serves as Chair of the California 4-H Camping Advisory Committee. She spends much of her time administrating Sacramento County's 4-H program, and bringing research and training to community collaborative projects and other youth-serving organizations. Click here for more information on Marianne Bird's work.


Regionally-Relevant Events

The UC Davis Geography Graduate Group Invites You to Attend:

The Hazardous Waste Trade in North America:

Addressing Methodological and Conceptual Shortcomings in Current Explanation

With Sarah Moore, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography; University of Wisconsin-Madison

Date: Tuesday - June 3

Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm

Place: 2124 Wickson Hall, UCD

A no-host reception will follow at Thai Canteen Restaurant in Davis.


 Employment/Internship Opportunities

EPA Jobs in San Francisco for Recent Graduates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently has several job opportunities available including one as an Environmental Protection Specialist - perfect for a recent college graduate. Please utilize their website for details - deadline June 2.

About Us: The UC Davis Center for Regional Change

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change (CRC) produces innovative research to create healthy, sustainable, prosperous, and equitable regions in California and beyond.  For media inquiries and other questions, please contact us at (530) 752-3007.  For general questions, please email crcinfo@ucdavis.eduClick here to read more about the CRC.