Prof Cristina Capineri
Cristina Capineri is associate professor at the University of Siena where she teaches human and economic geography since 2000. Since 1990 she has been a member of the NECTAR Group (Network for European Communications and Transport Activities Research) one of the activities of the European Science Foundation and since 1998 she has been appointed scientific secretary of the Società di Studi Geografici (Geographical Studies Society) in Florence. In 1995-1996 she was visiting fellow at the Department of Town and Country Planning, at Sheffield University (UE, Training Mobility Programme) where she developed a research on accessibility and railway services in Italy through a GIS application. In 1997-1998 she developed the contents and worked at the scientific project for the Museum of Landscape (Museo del Paesaggio), situated in Castelnuovo B.ga, Siena, Italy. She appointed as member of Transport Research Board of the National Science Foundation (Usa) (2000-2007). Since 2002 she is one of the founders of the Vespucci Initiative (www.vespucci.org) for the Advancement of Geographic Information Science. She is coordinating LADEST laboratory mainly devoted to GIS and volunteered geographic information. In 2012 she has been appointed Chair of the Cost Action ENERGIC: Software and methodologies for harnessing geographic information from the crowd. Her research interests concern broadly transport networks issues and logistics, Giscience and volunteered geographic information, citizen science, local development and sustainable development, environmental indicators, organic agriculture.