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Helder Santos, geographer, is a guest lecturer at the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP), teaching Economic and Social Geography. He is a researcher at the Geography and Spatial Planning Research Centre (CEGOT). He accomplished an international research fellowship at the CSIC-CCHS (Madrid). He has been involved in several research projects, such as “Urban polycentrism, knowledge and innovation dynamics” (FCT project, 2010-2013), “B2B4I - Bench-Bedside, Bedside-Bench Innovation Interactions: geographic multilevel networks approach focused in the hospitals role” (ongoing FCT project), and “OCEANTRANS - The transformative potential of ocean energy technologies” (ongoing FCT project). He has also been involved in various applied research projects, such as “Review of the National Spatial Planning Policy Programme (PNPOT): Diagnosis, Strategy and Territorial Model, and Agenda for the Territory” (Secretary of State for Spatial Planning and Nature Conservation, 2016-2018), and “Characterization and Diagnosis of the Themes ‘Demographic Scenarios’ and ‘Functional Occupation – Territorial Dynamics and Centralities’, within the Review of the Porto Municipal Master Plan (PDM)” (Porto City Council, 2016-2017). He is co-author of books such as “Noroeste Global” (Global Northwest) (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2014), “Uma Metrópole para o Atlântico” (A Metropolis for the Atlantic), (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2015), “Portugal no Centro” (Portugal at the Centre) (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2016), “Crescimento Inteligente” (Smart Growth) (Caleidoscópio, 2017), and various publications in scientific journals and proceedings from scientific meetings.

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