Enrique Silva

Chief Program Officer

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Enrique R. Silva is Vice President of Programs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where he leads the development of the Institute’s overall strategic program by overseeing and coordinating workplans and strategies from across the Institute’s Pathway to Impact goal areas and global areas of work. As Vice President, Silva leads the Institute’s annual planning and budgeting process in coordination with the President and CEO and the Vice-President of Operations. Silva is also responsible for the identification and oversight of existing and new initiatives that leverage the Lincoln Institute’s resources and expand its presence globally. In addition, he also leads a portfolio of projects and initiatives in Africa, co-directs the Institute’s Masters in Land Policy and Sustainable Development with Spain’s National University of Distance Education, 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. Silva also teaches courses on land policy, as well as 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.