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Greg Lindsay Expert on Cities, Mobility, Travel, Trade, and the Future of Work

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  • Big, Smart, and Green — How Cities Define Our Future
  • Engineering Serendipity
  • The Future of the Future
  • The New Geography of Trade, Talent, and Innovation
  • Uber, Tesla, and Autonomous Cars: The Future(s) of Urban Mobility

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  • 2011 Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next

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Greg Lindsay is literally a man on the street, reporting from the intersection of global trends and local wisdom. Widely cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology, and transportation, on the design and resiliency of cities, and on how to create more innovative workspaces, he’s been described as “very energetic,” “sweeping and inspiring,” and “sharp, incisive, and provocative.” He offers fascinating hints and visions of our richly connected future, the challenges it poses, and the opportunities for those prepared to meet it.

Greg is a senior fellow at the New Cities Foundation — where he leads the Connected Mobility Initiative — exploring the future of smart cities and networked transportation together with the Toyota Mobility Foundation. He’s also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, where he analyzes the risks and opportunities posed by cities and technology to national security. Greg is also a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.

The co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, he is also a contributing writer for Fast Company, and his insights have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, McKinsey Quarterly, on NPR and the BBC, and in the 2015 PBS documentary feature Mankind from Space. His work exploring the future of suburbia with the MacArthur Foundation “genius” architect Jeanne Gang was displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012.

As a consultant, he has advised clients such as Google, Intel, Toyota, Chrysler, Samsung, Ericsson, and Expo 2020, among many others.

Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion, and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s “Watson.”


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