• Degrees Held:

    Ph.D., Natural Resources, Cornell University

    M.S., Urban Policy Analyisis & Management, The New School

    B.A., Liberal Arts, The New School 

    Recent Publications:

    • Johnson, Michelle L, Lindsay K Campbell, Erika S Svendsen, and Philip Silva. “Why Count Trees? Volunteer Motivations and Experiences with Tree Monitoring in New York City.” Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 44, no. 2 (2018): 59–72
    • Silva, Philip, and Rosalba Lopez Ramirez. “Making Knowledge in Civic Ecology Practices.” In Grassroots to Global: Broader Impacts of Civic Ecology, edited by Marianne E. Krasny, 124–40. Cornell University Press, 2018.
    • Silva, P., Gull Laird, S. (2017, in press). Adult Education. In: Russ, A. and Krasny, M. (Eds.), Urban environmental education review. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.  
    • Krasny, Marianne E., Philip Silva, Cornelia Barr, Zahra Golshani, Eunju Lee, Robert Ligas, Eve Mosher, and Andrea Reynosa. “Civic Ecology Practices: Insights from Practice Theory.” Ecology and Society 20, no. 2 (2015). doi:10.5751/ES-07345-200212.  
    • Silva, Philip. “Adult Education: Learning Together in Community Gardens.” In Urban Environmetnal Education, edited by Alex Russ, 149–50. Ithaca, N.Y and Washington, D.C.: Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab, NAAEE, and EE Capacity, 2015.
    • Silva, P., & Krasny, M. E. (2014). Parsing participation: models of engagement for outcomes monitoring in urban stewardship. Local Environment, 0(0), 1–9.  
    • Altman, L., Barry, L., Barry, M., Kühl, K., Silva, P., & Wilks, B. (2014). Five Borough Farm II: Growing the Benefits of Urban Agriculture in New York City. (C. Bauer & R. Fletcher, Eds.). New York City: Design Trust for Public Space.  
    • Silva, P., & Krasny, M. (2013a). Outcomes Monitoring within Civic Ecology Practices in the NYC Region. Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab. Retrieved from  
    • Silva, P., Barry, E., & Plitt, S. (2013). TreeKIT: Measuring, Mapping, and Collaboratively Managing Urban Forests. Cities and the Environment (CATE), 6(1). Retrieved from 

    Current Courses:

    Strategies Urban Sustainabilty

    Strategies Urban Sustainabilty (Spring 2019)

    Sustainabiltiy Prspct&Practice