Economic geographer and post-graduated in business management, Miguel has an extensive background of over 20 years in economic development and innovative urban policies from a variety of positions, in the public sector and as international consultant. It includes CEO of Sevilla Global, the urban agency for economic development (2000-2007), and since then as partner director of Grupo TASO, providing consultancy services to both individual customers and transnational partnerships. His most outstanding projects are related to revitalization strategies for urban economies, city branding, cluster development and creative industries. Concerning urban policies, it is remarkable his involvement with the so-called URBACT Method on integrated urban development, having been appointed as Lead Expert for two URBACT projects in the last years and as Thematic Expert for two other ones. What Miguel most appreciates from the URBACT method is the opportunity to build up more consistent collaborative platforms in urban management, bringing together a number of key stakeholders.