Elisa Silva is currently a consultant at the Latin American Development Bank and the Founder of Enlace Arquitectura. She has worked on two significant slum upgrading projects in Barrio La Moran and Barrio Petarein Caracas. Ms. Silva also won several architecture competitions, including first prize for the design of Maracay Metropolitan Park. Elisa has a Master in Architecture Degree from Harvard University. She has worked in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Madrid, Roma and Caracas. She received the Rome Prize from the American Academy in 2005, the Wheelwright Fellowship from Harvard University in 2011 and the Graham Foundation Individual Grant in 2017. She is the co-author of CABA: Cartography of the Caracas Barrios 1966-2014 that received the Andres Bello Award from the Simon Bolivar University in 2016 and Pro-Inclusion, edited by CAF and presented at the Habitat III Conference in Quito 2016 and various publications by Fundación Espacio. The publication "Pure Space: Expanding the Public Sphere through Public Space Transformations in Latin American Informal Settlements" is a work in progress supported by the Graham Foundation and CAF Latin American Development Bank. Elisa is an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas Venezuela.