Dr. José M P Sánchez is international project manager in AIVP (International Association Cities and Ports). He is responsible for the development of the AIVP Agenda 2030, co-managing the Port Center Network and the Expert’s Network, and coordinating content on port city community and environmental affairs. In 2019, he completed his PhD in Hamburg’s Hafencity University focused on sustainable port-city relationships. In his research career he received different grants to pursue his investigation from organizations such as the Übersee-Club from Hamburg or the Cusanuswerk Studientstiftung. José M P Sánchez is also an architect since 2011, when he finished his Master at Lisbon’s Technical University, earning the Top 20 Master students’ award. Previously, Jose Sánchez has worked as an architect in renowned practices, and as independent consultant, lecturer and researcher.