Jose Medrano

Research and Advisory Analyst

Jose Medrano

 Jose is an urban planner who is passionate about inclusive economic development and wealth generation to advance equitable, diverse, and livable neighborhoods and cities. 

An Analyst at Urbane, Jose specializes in quantitative analysis and GIS research methods, community collaboration, and connecting data to on-the-ground realities.   He supports the analysis and strategy across many of the firms’ consulting projects, including a TOD master plan in New Jersey, small business strategy for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and a park system redesign in Maryland. 

Jose brings over five years of knowledge and experience supporting zoning, land use, transit, real estate, and economic development projects in New England and the South. He previously worked at a New York City based urban planning consulting firm where he supported cross-sector clients and partners on projects of all scales—ranging from multi-year, multi-million-dollar infrastructure and development projects to local library renovations.     

He holds a Dual B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of New Mexico and a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute.  He is also a recent graduate of Coro Leadership New York (LNY  33), a competitively selected, rigorous 175+ hour experiential leadership development program.  A native of Albuquerque, NM. Jose resides in Brooklyn, NY with his fiancée and three dogs.