Selected Articles by Greg Lindsay
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The Future of Generative AI in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Navigating Through Opportunities and Challenges
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2024 Speaking Topics

The way we'll live next in a new/post/never-normal world.
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Microtargeting Unmasked

Safeguarding Law Enforcement, the Military, and the Nation in the Era of Personalized Threats
CityLab  |  June 12, 2023

Augmented Reality Is Coming for Cities

With the debut of Apple’s Vision Pro AR headset, it’s time for officials to prepare for the collision of digital and physical spaces.
CityLab  |  April 25, 2023

The Line Is Blurring Between Remote Workers and Tourists

Economic development has fundamentally changed. Cities that figure out how to make visitors’ and residents’ lives easier are going to have a major competitive advantage.
CityLab  |  December 7, 2021

The Dark Side of 15-Minute Grocery Delivery

Mini-warehouses dubbed “dark stores” are quietly taking over urban retail space. Left unregulated, the insatiable demand for faster delivery will only hasten the erosion of community life.
Fast Company  |  June 2021

Why the Great Lakes need to be the center of our climate strategy

If you’re looking for a strategy to get the most value from climate investments, the answer is simple: Cities like Detroit, Cleveland, and Buffalo will still be livable as the climate changes, and have the space to absorb climate migrants.
Fast Company  |  March 2020

How to design a smart city that’s built on empowerment–not corporate surveillance

There's a way to incorporate tech into a city that creates more equity and connection, not just opportunities to monetize data.
URBAN-X  |  December 2019


...And make the world a better place? What is better? Whose better? Who decides?
CityLab  |  December 10, 2018

The State of Play: Connected Mobility in San Francisco, Boston, and Detroit

CityLab convenes a hundred transportation experts to debate the future over dinner
Harvard Business Review  |  September 24, 2018

Why Companies Are Creating Their Own Coworking Spaces

CityLab  |  July 2018

The State of Play: Connected Mobility + U.S. Cities

How next generation transportation is shaping cities
Medium  |  May 1, 2017

The Engine Room

How did the historic City of London, the venerable square-mile district where England’s financial culture first arose five centuries ago, transform itself in just thirty years into one of the most dynamic and most iconic skyscraper skylines on earth? I learned how on a tour of the Square Mile with Peter Rees, the man who made it happen.
Fast Company  |  January 19, 2017

The Collaboration Software That’s Rejuvenating The Young Global Leaders Of Davos

Human-focused software helped the World Economic Forum bring one of its core programs back to life. Could it work for your office too?
The Guardian  |  January 13, 2017

What If Uber Kills Public Transport Instead of Cars

Uber’s privatised transportation system may do more harm than good if cities allow public transport to deteriorate
Backchannel  |  January 4, 2017

The Office of the Future Is… an Office

Technology didn't kill the office. Instead, it made coworking spaces like WeWork even more important in today's gig-economy world.
New Cities Foundation  |  October 2016

Now Arriving: A Connected Mobility Roadmap for Public Transport

Inc.  |  October 2016

Why Every Business Should Start in a Co-Working Space

A look at how one startup incubated, launched, and grew--all from a co-working space in the nation's capital.
Popular Mechanics  |  May 11, 2016

Can the World’s Worst Traffic Problem Be Solved?

Overcrowded and highly polluted Metro Manila just might fix its wildly expensive traffic jam by overhauling a World War II relic found nowhere else in the world: the jeepney.
The New Republic  |  January/February 2016

Hacking The City

A New Model For Urban Renewal
Fast Company  |  September 22, 2015

We Spent Two Weeks Wearing Employee Trackers: Here’s What We Learned

What can an office learn when every employee interaction is measured, logged, and analyzed?
Fast Company  |  September 21, 2015

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?
Inc.  |  March 2015

Which Contacts Should You Keep in Touch With? Let This Software Tell You

Tech startup Rexter looks solve the modern problem of too many connections.
Inc.  |  March 2015

5 Global Cities of the Future

Look to these five emerging startup hubs for opportunities to launch or expand internationally, so your reach can finally match your ambitions.
Global Solution Networks  |  December 2014

Cities on the Move

How Global Solution Networks are Transforming Urban Mobility
Medium  |  November 2014

Engineering Serendipity

How do we discover what we don't know we don't know?
New York University  |  October 2014

Sin City vs. SimCity

What can a pair of experiments in Las Vegas and Milton Keynes, England tell us about the future of urban mobility?
Harvard Business Review  |  October 2014

Workspaces That Move People

by Ben Waber, Jennifer Magnolfi, and Greg Lindsay
Inc.  |  April 2014

The Network Effect

Call it the LinkedIn for the 1 percent. Relationship Science's founder prefers 'the Death Star of business development.'
Atlantic Cities  |  March 2014

How Las Vegas (Of All Places) May Be About to Reinvent Car Ownership

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Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is a non-resident senior fellow of the Arizona State University Threatcasting Lab, a non-resident senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative. He was the founding chief communications officer of Climate Alpha and remains a senior advisor. Previously, he was an urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, where he explored the implications of AI and augmented reality at urban scale.

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Henley & Partners: Generative AI, Human Labor, and Mobility

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