Region Matters


September 23, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 41   

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of Region Matters - Please continue to send your requests for inclusion in our newsletter to CRC Info.    

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CRC Spotlight
Environmentally-Focused Funding Opportunities
Publishing Opportunity
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About The CRC
CRC Spotlight

UC Davis Faculty Selected by Open City Art and Ideas Festival

Claire Napawan, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design and Brett Snyder, Assistant Professor of Design, both CRC Faculty Affiliates, are one of ten artist teams selected to participate in the Open City Art and Ideas Festival, organized by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Institute for the Future of Cities. Napawan and Snyder's project is titled, #SFOPENCITY and aims to bring light to the contemporary experiences within the city, facilitate a virtual dialogue regarding these landscapes, and curate the experiences of its citizens. The festival takes place on October 4 at 11am and admission is free.


All Together Now? Inequality and Growth in US Metro Regions

Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California, and Chris Benner, Professor of Community and Regional Development (and CRC Executive Committee member) have published a blog for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. This post examines the relationship between inequality and sustained economic growth in America. 


Environmentally-Focused Funding Opportunities

CalTrans Funding Webinar Caltrans logo

The California Department of Transportation is holding a Sustainable Transportation Grant Planning statewide webinar on September 25. This webinar is intended for potential grant applicants who could not attend the in-person workshops.


Publishing Opportunity

Call for Papers for The Global City

The Global City, Past and Present workshop titled "Space" is having its first call for papers. The workshop will be held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland in May 2015 and will be open to all scholars in the social sciences and humanities disciplines working on the issue of "Space" in the early modern colonial city and its modern descendants. Selected participants will be asked to submit an 8,000 word paper by the end of March 2015. Applicants should e-mail a one page proposal and brief CV to Emma Hart. Deadline: September 30 


Upcoming Events

The Greater Sacramento Healthy Communities Summit

The Greater Sacramento Healthy Communities Summit will feature thought leaders from throughout the Sacramento region and practitioners that will draw a connection between the built environment and the health and vitality of community residents. The one day summit provides collaboration around shared cross-sector goals that demonstrate the connection between healthy people, healthy places, and a healthy economy.

Date: September 29
Time: 9am - 4pm

Place: Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Advanced registration is required.


Upcoming Webinar: Estimation of Community Exposure to Toxic Releases

Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory database program are hosting a free webinar titled Estimation of Community Exposure to Toxic Releases: A Perspective from the Geography of Public Health. Dr. Jamison Conley, Associate Professor of Geography at West Virginia University, will talk about ways to develop estimates of a community's exposure to toxic releases.

Date: September 24
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm
Place: Online via above link


Video Studio Now Available to Local Nonprofits!

The Green Studio for Nonprofits has been created to promote the voices of the nonprofit sector and many nonprofit organizations through professional and original video or audio content. On September 29, the studio opens to the public. Nonprofits can begin the video production process and learn how to organize and create professional content. The videos created can also be viewed by thousands utilizing community television stations with Access Sacramento and the comprehensive service source, Nonprofit Resource Center.


Fall UCD Workshop for Master's, Ph.D. Students, & Postdoctoral Scholars

The UCD Internship & Career Center is hosting a one day workshop for Master's, Ph.D. students, and Postdoctoral scholars (MPP). This comprehensive, one-day workshop is designed to give graduate students and postdoctoral scholars an overview and basic tools to conduct an effective job search for industry, non-profit and/or government positions. Click here  to register.

Date: October 1
8:30 - 4pm

Place: UCD Campus

Event is free but registration is required.


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.