Philip Silva is the co-founder and co-director of TreeKIT, an organization helping city dwellers measure, map, and collaborative manage the urban environment. He serves an adjunct faculty member at The New School, teaching courses in urban forestry, environmental history, and design. His consulting work covers variety of subjects related to environmental planning and education, with a focus on community development, open space, and civic science projects. He currently also serves as Program Director for iLAND. Silva is one of 25 national leaders in urban forestry serving on the “Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests” task force, convened by the US Forest Service to craft federal policy recommendations for the next decade. Silva is also a recipient of the 2010 iLAB Residency of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance (“iLAND”) and a 2009 Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.