About Greg Lindsay

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company, author of the forthcoming book Engineering Serendipity, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is also a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute — where he is 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 Center for Architecture, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Venice Architecture Biennale, The New York Times, Google, the 92nd Y, and the Atlantic Council. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Young Leader of the World Cities Summit, and an associate of Hybrid Reality, a geostrategic advisory firm. 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. And his forthcoming book Engineering Serendipity has been made possible by generous support from the Knight Foundation.

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, Samsung, André Balazs Properties, and Chrysler.

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).