José M P Sánchez finished his architectural studies (Bachelor + Master) in 2011, both at Lisbon’s Technical University, been awarded with the Top 20 Master students price. During his studies he spent an erasmus year in the IUAV in Venice, where he first studied the issue of relation between ports and cities. After Portugal he worked three years as an architect in Frankfurt am Main in Germany, for the office schneider+schumacher. During this stage he was responsible for competitions from different scales and participated in complex refurbishment projects. In 2014 José started the PhD in Urban Planning at Hamburg’s Hafencity University, with a research titled: « City and port? City or port? The coexistence between City and Port, the Lisbon Case ». During his research he has published several articles and presented his work in different congresses. He is responsible for the blog theportandthecity.wordpress.com, where he explains his research experiences. Since 2016 collaborates with the AIVP in several projects, including the Port Center step-by-step guide.