Community Gardens and Public Health: The Impact of Green Spaces on Citizen Health and Well-Being
date: April 2, 2014
location: Villa Sassetti
Paolo Cantoresi
Local Health Authority 5, Pisa

Paolo Cantoresi graduated in psychology from the University of Siena. He continued his training in psychosis therapy in Milan and Florence. He has been engaged for more than 20 years in projects for the psyco-social rehabilitation of people at risk of social exclusion. He is now Psychologist Director of the Adult Mental Health Functional Unit at the USL of Pisa where he carries out both institutional tasks and coordination of prevention and rehabilitation project tasks. He is coordinator for the Diurnal Center of the Mental Health Functional Unit in Pisa. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Pisa in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and he teaches Rehabilitation Psycotherapy and Rehabilitative Expressive Techniques. He is author of several publications and often speaks on social agriculture and health promotion.

Richard Ingersoll
Syracuse University in Florence, New York University Florence

Richard Ingersoll earned a doctorate in architectural history at University of California at Berkeley and taught at Rice University from 1986 to 1997. He has lived off and on in Tuscany since 1970 and currently teaches at Syracuse University in Florence, New York University Florence, Kent State in Florence, and Politecnico in Milan. His recent publications include: World Architecture. A Cross-Cultural History (2013); Sprawltown, Looking for the City on its Edge (2006); World Architecture, (1900-2000). A Critical Mosaic, Volume I: North America, USA and Canada (2000). He writes criticism for Arquitectura Viva, Architect, Lotus, and Bauwelt.

Andrea Vannucci

Alberto Zanobini
Executive Director of the Research, Innovation and Human Resources Sector - Department of Health, Tuscany Region

Alberto Zanobini graduated in Law from the University of Florence and earned Master´s degrees from the University of Padua, Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa and Milan´s Bocconi University. He is currently the Executive Director of the Research, Innovation and Human Resources Sector. He has been the Commissioner of ESTAV Centro since 1 February 2014 and member of the Steering Committee of the “Management and Health” Laboratory (MeS). He was appointed by the Ministry of Health as an expert member in the "Continuing Medical Education National Commission", and responsible for the Tuscany Region for institutional relations with the World Health Organization. He served several months as Director General of the Department of Health of the Tuscany Region. He was the Head of Cabinet of the Tuscany Region’s Councilor for Health Daniela Scaramuccia. He deals with the development of human resources and communication, European and international affairs, and research and innovation.