Sam has expertise in urban and environmental economics, spatial analysis, and sustainability.

Sam has a passion for understanding the history of how urban areas and their economies operate, and how they will and should change in the future.

An experienced consultant, he has nearly 10 years of experience as a researcher, analyst, and project manager.

Starting his career in think tanks Forum for the Future and Centre for Cities, Sam is highly skilled in generating insights into the performance of urban areas, labour markets, industrial sectors and sustainability. In both the private and third sector he has managed research projects and evaluation projects across a range business, infrastructure and community topics. These have all included collating and analysing secondary data, and designing processes to collect and analyse bespoke primary data.

Sam is experienced and comfortable with stakeholder engagement, whether interviewing or running workshops with local authority managers, directors of multinational firms in Europe and America, or community groups and school children.

Sam holds a BSc in Geography with Economics, and an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies, both from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).