Future Directions in Spatial Demography

Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Population Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU).
Date of event: 
December 12, 2011 - December 13, 2011
Location: 
Upham Hotel, 1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Submission deadline: 
September 30, 2011

Although spatial thinking and the use of new forms of geospatial data have grown rapidly in the social sciences, their implementation in the demographic sciences has lagged. This meeting will bring together specialists from demographic and health research, spatial statistics, and GIScience to discuss challenges and new directions for spatial demography. The objective will be to identify and define gaps in current knowledge regarding innovations in geospatial data and spatial statistical methods, including the integration of data and models. An overarching goal will be to prioritize a research agenda to enhance the science of spatial demography in population and health research.