What’s the secret for transforming our cities into self-sufficient places that have a positive impact on the environment? For Ross Harding, the answer lies with embracing culture instead of trying to change it. Many of the solutions and technologies already exist — but Hardings’ progress has come from finding creative and inspiring ways to give the transition a feeling and bringing people together to help accelerate change. Ross and his team at Finding Infinity are tired of the talk and doing their best to get on with it. Best known for ‘A New Normal’: which is already showcasing over $200 million worth of live projects spread across Melbourne. They are working with the private sector, engaging the general public and informing much needed policy. Equal parts trouble maker, technical mind, and artist, Harding is one of the most enthusiastic, optimistic and cheeky engineers you’ve ever met. A rare combination of dreamer and schemer: he thinks big picture about transforming cities around the world to become completely self-sufficient. At the same time working tirelessly with his team at Finding Infinity to actually make it happen. Operating across a range of scales from city-wide master planning to precincts, building design, and even temporary events, Finding Infinity are doing their best at turning dreams into reality.
Short for finding a future based on infinite resources, Finding Infinity is a creative and technical environmental consultancy. His team of 10 unique characters based in Melbourne consist of architects, engineers, artists, urban agriculture specialists and more. Website: www.normalise.it This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx