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Philip Silva

Founder & Co-Director, TreeKIT

Philip is the co-founder and co-director of TreeKIT, an initiative helping city dwellers measure, map, and collaboratively manage urban forests. He served as an Outreach Fellow on the Five Borough Farm initiative of the Design Trust for Public Space, working with community gardeners across New York City to craft the Farming Concrete data collection toolkit. Philip's doctoral research at Cornell University looks at how small urban environmental stewardship initiatives create new and useful knowledge about their practices to keep improving them over time.