Place: Fattoria Montebeni Florence, Italy
Celebrating the fifth centenary of Vespucci's discoveries, the Vespucci Initiative recaptures his spirit of multi-disciplinary intellectual enquiry to explore new frontiers of knowledge. To that end it organizes and conducts a range of research and teaching activities, bringing together senior scientists and promising young researchers from around the world. This unique interdisciplinary mix creates what has been called the Medici Effect. (Perhaps it is no coincidence that the summer institutes are held in Florence!) What these particular researchers have in common is a special interest in the locational aspects of societal challenges.
Date: June 27 - 29, 2006
Place: Hong Kong, Japan
Geospatial Research and Application Frontiers in Environmental and Public Health Systems The 1st International Conference in GIS and Health hosted by HKU and LREIS of Beijing