About Greg Lindsay

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company and co-author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is also a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute — where he is co-director of the Emergent Cities Project — a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, and a research affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI).

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, Inc., The Atlantic, World Policy Journal, Next City, Time, Wired, New York, Slate, Marie Claire Italia, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and Departures. He was previously a contributing writer for Fortune and an editor-at-large for Advertising Age.

Greg speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities, most recently at the Atlantic Council, the Urban Land Institute, the New Cities Foundation, the New America Foundation, the London School of Economics, the Institute for the Future, and the Museum of Modern Art. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Young Leader of the World Cities Summit, and a fellow of the Hybrid Reality Institute. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at MoMA in 2012. He is currently working with OMA/AMO to explore the intersection of the office with the city, the cloud, and Big Data.

He’s been cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology and urbanism by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, USA Today, Salon, Congressional Quarterly, CNN, the BBC and NPR, and has advised Intel, Audi, Ericsson, FedEx, Teague, André Balazs Properties, and clients of Wolff Olins, ?What If! and Fathom + Hatch.

He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).