Enrique R. Silva

Research Fellow
Senior Research Associate, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


BA, Columbia University; MScPl, University of Toronto; PhD, University of California, Berkeley


Comparative urbanization and the formation of public sector planning institutions and practices


Dr. Silva is an expert in comparative urbanization, metropolitan governance, and the institutionalization of planning practices in North and South America. He is also actively involved in efforts to promote the development of urban growth management and planning institutions in post-earthquake Haiti. Dr. Silva is currently the Senior Research Associate for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Cambridge-based Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He is responsible for overseeing the Lincoln Institute’s research portfolio on urban development and land use planning for Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining the Lincoln Institute, Dr. Silva was Assistant Professor of City Planning at Boston University. Dr. Silva has also worked as a planner and environmental development consultant in the Greater Boston Area and was the Program Assistant for the Democratic Governance Program for the Ford Foundation’s Santiago, Chile Office.