Greg Lindsay is an urbanist and futurist, bringing audiences insight from the intersection of global trends, the latest tech breakthroughs, and on-the-ground research. Widely cited as an expert on the future of cities, the future of work, technology, and mobility by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, and more, he’s been described as “very energetic,” “sweeping and inspiring,” and “sharp, incisive, and provocative.” Lindsay offers fascinating insights into our richly connected future, the challenges we face, and the opportunities ahead for those prepared to meet it.
Lindsay is the chief communications officer at Climate Alpha, an AI-driven location-analysis platform steering investment toward climate adaptation and more resilient regions across the US. He is also an urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.
Lindsay speaks frequently on cities, mobility, innovation, and globalization, with past clients including 10 Downing Street, the United States Military Academy, Sandia National Laboratories, the OECD, Harvard Business School, the MIT Media Lab, and the Aspen Ideas Festival. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 2012, and his work has also been displayed at the 15th, 16th, and 17th Venice Architecture Biennales, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and Habitat III.
As a journalist, Lindsay’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, Time, Wired, The Atlantic, Slate, Politico, and The World Economic Forum, to name a few. He was previously a contributing writer for Fast Company and Fortune, and an editor-at-large for Advertising Age. In addition, Lindsay is the co-author of the 2011 critically acclaimed international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.
Lindsay currently sits on the board of CREtech Climate and was a guest curator of the 2018 and 2019 editions of reSITE. He is also a two-time Jeopardy! champion, and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s “Watson.”