Enrique Silva

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

Enrique R. Silva is the director of International and Institute-Wide Initiatives (i3) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He is responsible for the identification and oversight of new initiatives that leverage the Lincoln Institute’s existing resources and expand its presence globally. Silva currently oversees global campaigns on municipal fiscal health and land value capture, which include a range of research, educational, and outreach activities. He also helps develop and lead the research portfolio on land policy and urbanization in Latin America. Both for i3 and other programs, Silva collaborates on the development and management of initiatives that focus on a range of themes from land-based fiscal instruments and the fiscal and land policy dimensions of large-scale urban projects to planning regimes and climate change adaptation. He is also working with national and local authorities in South Africa on a range of activities promoting the use of land-based financial tools to finance urban development and inclusionary housing projects. Silva also teaches a course on urban governance and the politics of planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Prior to his arrival at the Lincoln Institute, Silva was an assistant professor of city planning and urban affairs and the program coordinator for the graduate programs in city planning and urban affairs at Boston University. Silva holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley; a master’s of science in planning from the University of Toronto; and a bachelor of arts in political science from Columbia University.