José Reis has a strong academic background in urban planning and spatial analysis, specialising in the responses of areas to economic and demographic fluctuation. He leads the development of Metro Dynamics GIS capacity, using geographical modelling of a variety of different data sources to inform the analysis we do on cities and regions, and provides research and economic analysis to inform the development of economic and investment strategies, and the studies of functional economic market areas.
José is trained as a Civil Engineer and Urban Planner (U. Porto), and has a PhD in Land Economy (U. Cambridge), specialising in the responses of areas to economic and demographic fluctuation. At Cambridge he taught classes in urban and environmental planning, housing and regeneration, UK planning policy and GIS. José also has a considerable academic experience in place-based analysis, publishing research papers and lecturing at international conferences on urban growth, and the relationship between growing populations and infrastructure and transport requirements. He collaborates with the Department of Land Economy(U. Cambridge) as a visiting researcher, lecturer and supervisor. José is a chartered member of RTPI.