TEDxSacramento is proud to announce that landscape architect Jerry Van Eyck will speak at TEDxCity2.0 on Friday, September 20, 2013. 

Registration for this event is currently open at TEDxSacramento.com. Please join us.

Jerry’s works and collaborative efforts are vast and prestigious, from the World Horticultural Expo 2014 in Qingdao, China, to Governors Island Park and Open Space Design in New York, and Jubilee Gardens in London.

Creative Adaptation in the Urban Landscape

In his TEDxCity2.0 talk about “creative adaptation in the urban landscape,” Jerry will pose and explore intriguing design questions, “What is it that informs creative thinking and the manipulation of our physical outdoor space? Is it nature or culture? Engineering or fantasy? Altruism or commerce?”

"I don't believe in design by formula"

Regarding his philosophy, Jerry says, “I don’t believe in ‘design by formula.’ Every situation requires a unique approach in order to arrive at a realized design that is ‘contextual’ and a design identity that is unique to a place.”

As the founding principal of !melk, a leading design practice, Jerry creates “spaces of wonder that merge realism and fantasy,” spaces that “sustain themselves and engage their communities.” Via !melk, Jerry’s mission is to design “large-scale urban and landscape interventions as well as public spaces and gardens, with deliberate references to local context, history, urban setting and surrounding ecology.”

Jerry is a globally respected lecturer, and serves as a visiting critic at design institutions around the world. He is an adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Governors of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.