Selected Articles by Greg Lindsay
The New York Times  |  September 2011

Not-So-Smart Cities

World Policy Journal  |  Fall 2011

Thus Spake Nano

What if innovation itself is unsustainable?
Advertising Age  |  September 2011

Ad Age Insights: The Evolution of Facebook Brand Fans

How and why users in six countries choose to interact with brands on Facebook
Open Skies  |  July 2011

Paradise Lost: The Death and Strange Afterlife of Brasilia

Brasilia was to be South America’s city of the future. Instead it was a disaster of epic proportions. Greg Lindsay reports on the painful birth and the slow death of the Brazilian capital.
WSJ  |  May 2011

Marc Newson on How Design Is Easy and Why You Can’t Make a Cappuccino on a Plane

Newson, whose Lockheed Lounge achieved record-breaking sums at auction, speaks about his work for Qantas and how subtle changes can alter the way we go about our day
WSJ  |  February 2011

Cities of the Sky

From Dubai to Chongqing to Honduras, the Silk Road of the future is taking shape in urban developments based on airport hubs. Welcome to the world of the ‘aerotropolis.’
The New York Times  |  February 2011

Reach for the Skies

Advertising Age  |  November 2010

Ad Age Insights: Global Media Habits 2010

How media is consumed around the world — from mature markets where traditional media use is shrinking to emerging ones eagerly embracing old and new alike.
Fast Company  |  December/January 2010

The Radio Shack of Renewables

Power Player: Interstate CEO Carlos Sepulveda dominates today’s battery business while he preps for tomorrow’s. Photograph by Darren Braun
Fast Company  |  November 2010

The Master Plan: After The Expo

Fast Company  |  August 2010

The Master Plan: A City in the Cloud

Surface  |  July 2010

The Surface Interview: What Moves Us

The new transport-themed issue of Surface includes an interview with me by editor-in-chief Dan Rubenstein, who found himself stranded in Milan the Icelandic volcano shut down European airspace in April. “I finally arrived home four days later,” he writes in his editor’s letter, “but the ordeal made me realize the fragility of modern life, especially when it comes to transportation and what to include in this first-ever Transport Issue. Capacity, flexibility, convenience: All these issues today are crucial.” Indeed. Below is the interview. His questions are in bold; my responses follow.
Fast Company  |  June 2010

The Master Plan: Russia Hires Cisco To Plant A Silicon Forest

(Originally published on FastCompany.com on June 25, 2010)
Fast Company  |  February 2010

The New New Urbanism: New Songdo & Creating Cities From Scratch

The world is bracing for an influx of billions of new urbanites in the coming decades, and tech companies are rushing to build new green cities to house them. Are these companies creating a smarter metropolis — or just making money?
Condé Nast Traveler  |  February 2010

Triumph of the Air Warriors

In Up in the Air, George Clooney revels in Airworld, a ten-million-mile flier’s paradise of airports, lounges, and jet-iquette. Who lives like this? Meet the FlyerTalkers, the world’s greatest passengers, who stockpile miles for currency, who make their cause the dignity of the frequent flier. Greg Lindsay joins them on a mad marathon of gate-hopping, champagne-quaffing stratospheric ecstasy.
Fast Company  |  September 2009

Heard of Allegiant Air? Why It’s the Nation’s Most Profitable Airline

Why Allegiant Air is the nation’s most profitable airline, soaring amid the slump in travel.
Fast Company  |  May 2009

Honeywell’s GPS-based Landing Tech Could Save Airlines Billions

The first salvo against interminable flight delays is Honeywell’s new GPS-based landing technology. It could also save billions for the airlines.
I.D.  |  November/December 2008

Heirport

Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal has a new neighbor that embodies the realities of 21st-century air travel.
Fast Company  |  May 2008

Medical Leave

Your next heart surgery could well be in Bangkok — but don’t worry, it’ll be “in network.” How your health care is taking wing …
Fast Company  |  May 2007

Flight Plan

The math wizards at Dayjet are building a smarter air taxi—and it could change the way you do business.
Fast Company  |  July 2006

Rise of the Aerotropolis

As competition shrinks the globe, the world is building giant airport-cities. They look monstrous to American eyes—and that could be a problem.
Advertising Age  |  September 2005

A Marketing Reporter’s Journey Into Airworld I

A three-week daily series.
Advertising Age  |  September 2005

A Marketing Reporter’s Journey Into Airworld II

A three-week daily series.
Advertising Age  |  September 2005

A Marketing Reporter’s Journey Into Airworld III

A three-week daily series.
Advertising Age  |  June 13, 2005

Man vs. Man

Did marketing kill the Great American Alpha Male? The author sifts through the evidence.
Business 2.0  |  June 2004

What Makes Nick Tick?

The smartest publisher in the blogosphere says there’s no money online. So why doesn’t anyone believe him?

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is a senior fellow of the New Cities Foundation — where he leads the Connected Mobility Initiative  — and the director of strategy for LACoMotion, a new mobility festival coming to the Arts District of Los Angeles in November 2017.

He is also a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, a contributing writer for Fast Company and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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