Region Matters


September 9, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 39   

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director

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CRC Spotlight
Environmentally-Focused Funding Opportunities
Emphasis on Environmental Justice and Regional Equity
Educational-Funding Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Employment/Internship Opportunities
About The CRC
CRC Spotlight

CRC Co-Sponsors and Presents at Roots of Resilience

CRC Director Jonathan London presented at the opening panel and offered a workshop on the CRC's Regional Opportunity Index  at Roots of Resilience, the annual conference of the Central California Environmental Justice Network held in Fresno on September 6. This gathering of 150 community and regional advocates, public agency leaders, and academics offered a powerful opportunity to share the innovations and insights on the CRC's environmental justice (EJ) and regional equity work. Conference participants expressed their appreciation of the CRC's long-term commitment as an ally for EJ movements in California and beyond, along with its unique contributions of mapping and planning tools to inform the movements' strategies. The CRC's alignment with the conference theme on building resilient communities and regions, as exemplified in our Regional Opportunity Index, was particularly gratifying. The CRC's co-sponsorship of the conference was made possible through a generous grant from the California Wellness Foundation. 


Environmentally-Focused Funding Opportunities

CalTrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants Program Guidelines 

 The 2015-16 CalTrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants Application Guide has been released. The guide includes the new grant program, a fact sheet, and district marketing event information. Information on the grants workshop that will take place in the near future can also be found in the attachment. 


Emphasis on Environmental Justice and Regional Equity
Michael Katz, Social Inequality Visionary, Dies at 75

Katz was a quintessentially engaged scholar who worked to understand and demystify the causes of poverty in the U.S. and to propose more sensible and compassionate approaches to tackling social inequality. His obituary can be viewed in the New York Times.


Reaching Youth with New Partnership

Leaders of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and National 4-H Council  announced the formation of a new partnership during a special luncheon and signing of a memorandum of understanding at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. For more information, click here .


 Blog: Climate Justice through Resiliency

The blog, Climate Justice through Resiliency and Renewable Energy in a Post-Industrial City by Sherrell Dorsey discusses the positive, transformative impact that community planning and a HUD grant have had on Bridgeport, CT: a low-income community which was further devastated by Hurricane Sandy.


Educational-Funding Opportunities

Deadline for UC MEXUS Dissertation Grants

The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States program offers grants for dissertations or final MFA projects in Mexico, about Mexico, or in collaboration with the Mexican academic and research community. Areas of interest include research or activities related to the Latino experience and Mexican-origin populations in the United States. Deadline: September 15 


Upcoming Events

Webinar: Investigating the Immigrant Health Paradox in California

This webinar will be examining diabetes hospitalization rates among US and Foreign-Born Hispanics/Latinos in California.

Date: September 10

Time: 11-12am

Place: Online


Dancing Salmon Home Film Screening and Discussion

"Dancing Salmon Home" is a journey of loss and reunification, across generations and oceans, as the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Northern California journeys to New Zealand to meet their long-lost Chinook salmon relatives. Michael Preston is a recent UC Berkeley graduate who is featured in the film.

Date: September 17

Time: 4-5:30pm

Place: Power Bar Building, 2150 Shattuck Avenue (10th floor, Room 1019), Berkeley

The event is free and open to the public.


Employment/Internship Opportunities

Faculty Position in Sustainable Food Systems

The University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment is seeking applicants working on social science aspects of sustainability in the food system from production to consumption, with either an international or a domestic focus. Applicants' substantive training and expertise may be in any field relevant to food systems. For more information, click here. Deadline: October 1


Faculty Positions in Environmental Studies: Yale-NUS College

 Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, is seeking to hire one or more faculty members for its environmental studies program. They are interested in candidates who work on the political, legal, economic, technological, scientific, or cultural dimensions of contemporary environmental issues. Applicants should be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring within their specialties. Deadline: September 30 


About The UC Davis Center for Regional Change

Launched in 2007, the CRC is a catalyst for innovative, collaborative, and action-oriented research. It brings together faculty and students from different disciplines, and builds bridges between university, policy, advocacy, business, philanthropy and other sectors.  The CRC's goal is to support the building of healthy, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable regions in California and beyond.  


Learn more! Visit the CRC website. To contact us directly, email or  call us at (530) 752-3007.