José works in a diverse range of projects at Metro Dynamics, focusing on research and economic and spatial data analysis to inform the development of economic and investment strategies, Local Industrial Strategies, and Inclusive Growth analysis and policy. José leads the development of our data platform and GIS capacity, using geographical modelling of a variety of different data sources to inform the analysis we do on cities and regions. José’s work to date at Metro Dynamics includes economic baseline data analyses underpinning SEP refreshes for Sheffield City Region LEP, New Anglia LEP, Cheshire and Warrington LEP and Enterprise M3 LEP. He has also supported the development of economic and investment strategies for Bradford, Bexley and Central London Forward, and led the analysis of the potential sectoral impacts of Brexit in Norfolk and Suffolk.
José has a strong academic background in urban planning and spatial analysis. 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, devolution policy and GIS. José also has considerable academic experience in place-based analysis, publishing research papers and lecturing at international conferences on urban growth and shrinkage, accessibility & transport and sustainable urban development. He collaborates with the Department of Land Economy (U. Cambridge) as a visiting researcher, lecturer and supervisor. José is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).