Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Circular

About Kate Orff’s TED Talk

Oysters filter water, their shells form protective reefs and environments, and regrow into more oyster shells. Kate Orff utilizes oysters to restore diminished environments– like those around New York City City.

About Kate Orff

Kate Orff utilizes landscape architecture to resolve environment modification and ecological deterioration. She is the creator of the architecture studio SCAPE.

In 2017, Orff ended up being the very first to win a MacArthur “Genius” Grant in the field of landscape architecture. She was likewise called a United States Artist Fellow.

Orff is the author of the 2016 book Towards An Urban Ecology, and the co-author of Petrochemical America

She got her Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, and is the director of Columbia University’s Urban Style Program.