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Live from Atlanta: The Intersection

On July 29, Atlanta’s Council for Quality Growth hosted its first annual THE INTERSECTION conference at The Gathering Spot ATL. Needless to say, I was thrilled to be back on stage for the first time since the pandemic. Photos from the event are above and below; a full-length video is here, beginning with my opening keynote, and followed by keynotes by Zonda’s Ali Wolf at 24:30 and Secondmuse’s Chante Harris at 1:39:00. A full-length description follows:

This year’s theme - “Innovate or Die: Technology is Disrupting the Development Industry” - discussed critical issues affecting metro Atlanta and the industry as a whole, technology trends and which ones will last, and how development is being impacted by the change that resulted from the pandemic.

Change is happening at the intersection of technology and development, and The INTERSECTION convened experts from across the industry to share their knowledge on how Atlanta can best adapt moving forward.

The half-day conference featured international speakers, including Greg Lindsay, NewCities’ Director of Applied Research, who delivered the first keynote, setting up and moderating the discussion that followed. Other keynote speakers were Zonda’s Ali Wolf and SecondMuse’s Chante Harris.

Panelists were Julie Seitz (Gensler), Conor Sen (Bloomberg Opinion), T. Dallas Smith (T. Dallas Smith & Company), Lawrence Gellerstedt IV (Southsource Advisors), Nathaniel Horadam (Center for Transportation and the Environment), and Pramod “KP” Reddy (Shadow Ventures)

This real estate and development conference will be held annually, adapting the subject matter to the real time issues affecting our industry.

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.  He is also a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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