From landscape design to conservation agriculture | Thomas Waltz | TEDx Charlottesville
This lecture was conducted at a local TEDx event, which is independent of the TED conference. Landscape architect Thomas Woltz is the principal and owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect (NBW), with offices in New York City, Charlottesville, Virginia, and San Francisco, California. In the past 19 years of practice, Woltz and his staff have created a work system that combines the beauty and function of architectural forms and craftsmanship with the understanding of complex biological systems and restoration ecology, resulting in hundreds of Acres of constructed wetlands, reforested land, primitive grasslands, and thriving wildlife habitats. Currently, NBW is commissioned to design 8 major parks throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand. The company’s work has been recognized by more than 80 national and international awards and has been widely published. In 2011, Thomas Woltz was invested in the Association of American Association of Landscape Architects. This is the highest honor for the profession and was named by the Wall Street Journal in 2013. Design Innovator of the Year. Regarding TEDx, x = independently organized events. In line with ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a local, self-organized event plan that brings people together to share experiences similar to TED. At TEDx events, the combination of TEDTalks videos and live speakers sparked in-depth discussions and contacts in a group. These local, self-organized events are labeled TEDx, where x = independently organized TED events. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. * (* Certain rules and regulations are subject to compliance).