Profile of Mr Enrique Silva Boston University

Enrique Silva

I specialize in comparative urbanization and the formation of public sector planning institutions and practices in the Americas and the Caribbean. My research objective is to identify how human and economic resources are mobilized and policy decisions are made in socio-politically volatile or fiscally challenged communities.I analyze the use and creation of planning tools under conditions of leadership vacuums, and institutional fragmentation at the metropolitan and neighborhood levels.

General research interests

International comparative urbanization and the politics of planning; Post-disaster reconstruction and planning; Micro-practices of governance and sustainable development; The State and participatory planning; Planning institutions and reform; Planning theory; International circuits of planning knowledge; Infrastructure development, utility networks and urban resilience.

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Deliberate Improvisation: The Governance of Highway Franchises in Santiago, Chile 1990-2005