Greg Lindsay

Senior Fellow

Areas of Specialization:

Urbanism; trade; transportation; economic geography; urban migration; informality; sustainability.


Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is also a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, and a research affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI).

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Next American City, Time, Wired, New York, Slate, Marie Claire Italia, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and Departures. He was previously a contributing writer for Fortune and an editor-at-large for Advertising Age.

Greg speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities, most recently at UCLA, the New America Foundation, the London School of Economics, the Institute for the Future, Intel Labs, the Museum of Modern Art, and BlackBerry. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at MoMA in 2012. He is currently working with UCLA’s cityLAB to re-imagine the economy and urbanism of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

He’s been cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology and urbanism by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, USA Today, Salon, Congressional Quarterly, CNN, the BBC and NPR, and has advised Intel, Audi, FedEx, Teague, André Balazs Properties, and clients of Wolff Olins and Fathom + Hatch.

He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).


Twitter: @Greg_Lindsay

Selected Articles and Appearances

"5 Connections Between Transportation and Urban Growth," The Week, September 5, 2013

“Greg Lindsay On the Future of the Workplace”, Innovant, August 28, 2013

 “IBM’s Department of Education”, Next City, August 19th, 2013

“Where will you live in 2050”, Reuters, August 6, 2013