Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the Chief Communications Officer at Climate Alpha, a location analysis platform steering governments and investment toward more climate resilient geographies. He is also the senior fellow for applied research and foresight at NewCities, a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.
He’s been cited as an expert on the future of cities, technology, and mobility by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, USA Today, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. He’s a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic and climate advisory firm based in Singapore, and has advised Intel, Samsung, IKEA, Starbucks, Audi, Hyundai, Tishman Speyer, British Land, André Balazs Properties, Aldar, Emaar, and Expo 2020, along with numerous G20 government entities. He was the urbanist-in-residence at URBAN-X — BMW MINI’s urban tech accelerator — and founding director of strategy at CoMotion, a media-and-events platform devoted to the future of transportation.
Greg speaks frequently about cities, mobility, innovation, and globalization, including appearances at 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. His work has also been displayed at the 15th, 16th, and 17th Venice Architecture Biennales, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and Habitat III. He sits on the board of CREtech Climate, and was guest curator of the 2018 and 2019 editions of reSITE.
He was previously a contributing writer for Fast Company and Fortune, and an editor-at-large for Advertising Age. He is co-author of the 2011 critically acclaimed international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.
His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, Time, Wired, The Atlantic, The New Republic, New York, Slate, Quartz, Inc., Politico, The Economist Group, The World Economic Forum, The Nikkei Asian Review, World Policy Journal, Next City, Marie Claire Italia, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and Departures.
Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).