Greg Lindsay is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.
He is a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a partner at FutureMap.
After more than a decade’s experience writing for magazines and newspapers about media, technology, travel, and design, his story “Rise of the Aerotropolis,” published in Fast Company in 2006, led to a book and a refined focus on urbanism, transportation, and technology. “Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) was published in March 2011. Time’s Pico Iyer called it “dazzling,” The New Yorker’s Nicholas Lemann found it “enthralling,” and Bloomberg BusinessWeek pronounced it a “fascinating and important work.”
Greg has since studied, written and spoke at length about the future of cities, with a special emphasis on the intersections of urbanism with such challenges as innovation, immigration, climate change, technology and transportation. He has spoken recently at Sandia National Laboratories, the U.K. Treasury, the OECD, Harvard Business School, the MIT Media Lab, Deloitte, and McKinsey.
Greg also advised such companies as Intel, Ericsson, Samsung, Starbucks, Audi, Chrysler, Tishman Speyer, British Land, Emaar, André Balazs Properties, and Expo 2020, among other organizations. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed in 2012 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and other works have been displayed at the 15th and 16th Venice Architecture Biennales, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and Habitat III.
In 2019, he moved to Montréal to become the director of applied research at NewCities, along with director of strategy at its mobility-focused sister organization, CoMotion. He is also a senior fellow at MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and a visiting scholar at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.
- strategic planning
- applied research
- urban strategies
- public speaking
- thought leadership
- foresight and risk
- public transportation