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January 21, 2010  |  permalink

Air Warriors and the New New Urbanism.

A pair of my magazine features hit newsstands this week, one for Condé Nast Traveler, and the other for Fast Company.

The former is “Triumph of the Air Warriors,” a travelogue of a week spent with 200+ real-life equivalents of George Clooney’s hyper-flier from Up in the Air. Only they have a lot more fun.

The other is “The New New Urbanism,” a look at New Songdo City in South Korea. The world’s most expensive privately-financed project, New Songdo is the size of downtown Boson, and is slated to be the template for twenty others just like it across China and India. One of the partners is Cisco, which has made New Songdo the centerpiece of its own plans to make $30 billion building cities for the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, South Korea, and so on. Please give them a read.

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Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is a 2022-2023 urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, where he leads The Metaverse Metropolis — a new initiative exploring the implications of augmented reality at urban scale. He is also the chief communications officer at Climate Alpha, an AI-driven location-analysis platform steering investment toward climate adaptation and more resilient regions; a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.

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