Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | Director of International and Institute-Wide Initiatives
Enrique R. Silva is the director of international initiatives at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He is responsible for the identification and oversight of existing and new initiatives that leverage the Lincoln Institute’s resources and expand its presence globally. Silva currently oversees the Lincoln Institute’s global campaigns on municipal fiscal health and land value capture, which include a range of research, educational, and outreach activities. He also leads a portfolio of projects and initiatives in Africa, and assists in the development and management of projects on land policy and urbanization in Latin America. Silva collaborates on the development and management of initiatives that focus on a range of themes from land-based fiscal instruments to the fiscal and land policy dimensions of large-scale urban projects to planning regimes and climate change adaptation. He is also working with South African national and local authorities 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, an M.S. in planning from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in political science from Columbia University.