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 Greg Lindsay Biography

Greg Lindsay reports from the front lines of globalization. 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 workplaces, he’s been described as “intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking." He shares fascinating hints and visions of our globally interconnected future, the challenges it poses, and the opportunities for those prepared to meet it.

Lindsay 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, sponsored by the Toyota Mobility Foundation. He’s a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, which identifies and analyzes emergent threats and opportunities to national security as part of the council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Lindsay 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.

As a consultant, Lindsay has advised clients such as Google, Intel, Toyota, Audi, Chrysler, Ericsson, and FedEx, among others.

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 documentary feature "Mankind from Space."

Lindsay graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. He is a two-time Jeopardy! Champion, and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s “Watson.”

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Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next

Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next

Speaking Topics
  • Engineering Serendipity

    Innovation can’t be scheduled but it can be designed. Greg Lindsay tells how innovative organizations such as Google, Facebook, Zappos, and MIT are engineering serendipity, harnessing social networks and new ways of working to cultivate the discovery of new ideas, inspire collaboration and creativity, and to spur employee engagement, learning and innovation. How, where, and who we work with will never be the same.

  • The New Geography of Trade, Talent, and Innovation

    How did China become the “world’s factory?” Why are Americans checking into Bangkok for heart surgery? How did Africa become a breadbasket for the Middle East? What all of these things have in common is that they were made possible by the world’s explosive growth in air travel. The combination of the Internet and jet engine is redrawing the world map, creating new winners and losers among countries, cities, companies, and all of us. Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, explores the rules, threats, and vast opportunities afforded by the new highways in the sky.

  • Big, Smart, and Green — How Cities Define Our Future

    Humans are an urban species — more than half of us now live in cities. And our numbers will double by 2050 to more than 7 billion people, equal to the number alive on Earth right now. Every challenge we face will by definition become an urban one, whether solving poverty, adapting to climate change, finding homes and opportunities for immigrants, creating jobs and growth, and simply how to get around. Greg Lindsay speaks frequently about the future of cities, most recently at the Atlantic Council, the Urban Land Institute, and the New America Foundation. He directs the Emergent Cities Project at the World Policy Institute, exploring what lessons struggling cities like Detroit can learn from dynamic ones such as Nairobi. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012, and he is currently working with OMA/AMO to explore the intersection of the office with the city, the cloud, and Big Data. Popular topics include “smart cities;” urban mobility; cities and immigration; making cities more resilient to climate change, and how work is changing in cities.

  • The Future of the Future

    The future isn’t what it used to be. As the pace of social, technological, and environmental change accelerates, organizations are struggling just to make sense of the present, let alone spot threats and opportunities looming just over the horizon. The ability to anticipate, understand, plan for, and innovate around uncertainty has become a critical skill for designers, innovators, and strategists everywhere. As the computing pioneer Alan Kay once said, “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Futurist, journalist, author and scholar Greg Lindsay will teach a crash course in exactly that. The practice of creating futures, or “foresight,” offers a toolkit and framework for detecting signals of change, organizing insights, synthesizing possible futures, identifying potential barriers and opportunities, and designing innovative products, services or ideas that satisfy emerging needs. In addition to lecturing on possible futures, Greg is available to lead participants through a fun, fast-paced workshop in which they create futures of their own.

  • The Future of Urban Transportation

    Where is Uber, Lyft, autonomous cars, etc. all headed? This talk is drawn from Greg's work at New York University and with the New Cities Foundation in Paris. He has recently given talks on this subject to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Automotive Fleet Leasing Association, the Canadian Automobile Association, Audi, Chrysler, Element Fleet Management, MIT, and others.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Greg Lindsay?

    Booking fees for Greg Lindsay, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Greg Lindsay, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Greg Lindsay?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Greg Lindsay for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Lindsay for your next private or corporate function.
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Greg Lindsay

Expert on Globalization, Cities & Innovation

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Greg Lindsay Biography

Greg Lindsay reports from the front lines of globalization. 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 workplaces, he’s been described as “intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking." He shares fascinating hints and visions of our globally interconnected future, the challenges it poses, and the opportunities for those prepared to meet it.

Lindsay 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, sponsored by the Toyota Mobility Foundation. He’s a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, which identifies and analyzes emergent threats and opportunities to national security as part of the council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Lindsay 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.

As a consultant, Lindsay has advised clients such as Google, Intel, Toyota, Audi, Chrysler, Ericsson, and FedEx, among others.

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 documentary feature "Mankind from Space."

Lindsay graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. He is a two-time Jeopardy! Champion, and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s “Watson.”

Greg Lindsay Videos

  • NewCities Summit 2015 - Keynote: The Urban Moment - Greg Lindsay
    Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow of the NewCities Foundation's Mobility Initiative, journalist, urbanist and futurist, gives a keynote speech to kick of...
  • NewCities Summit 2015 - Keynote: The Urban Moment - Greg Lindsay
    Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow of the NewCities Foundation's Mobility Initiative, journalist, urbanist and futurist, gives a keynote speech to kick of...
  • Mankind From Space - Featuring Greg Lindsay
    Greg Lindsay | Expert on Globalization, Urbanization and Innovation Greg Lindsay reports from the front lines of globalization. Widely cited as an...

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Greg Lindsay Speaking Topics

  • Engineering Serendipity

    Innovation can’t be scheduled but it can be designed. Greg Lindsay tells how innovative organizations such as Google, Facebook, Zappos, and MIT are engineering serendipity, harnessing social networks and new ways of working to cultivate the discovery of new ideas, inspire collaboration and creativity, and to spur employee engagement, learning and innovation. How, where, and who we work with will never be the same.

  • The New Geography of Trade, Talent, and Innovation

    How did China become the “world’s factory?” Why are Americans checking into Bangkok for heart surgery? How did Africa become a breadbasket for the Middle East? What all of these things have in common is that they were made possible by the world’s explosive growth in air travel. The combination of the Internet and jet engine is redrawing the world map, creating new winners and losers among countries, cities, companies, and all of us. Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, explores the rules, threats, and vast opportunities afforded by the new highways in the sky.

  • Big, Smart, and Green — How Cities Define Our Future

    Humans are an urban species — more than half of us now live in cities. And our numbers will double by 2050 to more than 7 billion people, equal to the number alive on Earth right now. Every challenge we face will by definition become an urban one, whether solving poverty, adapting to climate change, finding homes and opportunities for immigrants, creating jobs and growth, and simply how to get around. Greg Lindsay speaks frequently about the future of cities, most recently at the Atlantic Council, the Urban Land Institute, and the New America Foundation. He directs the Emergent Cities Project at the World Policy Institute, exploring what lessons struggling cities like Detroit can learn from dynamic ones such as Nairobi. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012, and he is currently working with OMA/AMO to explore the intersection of the office with the city, the cloud, and Big Data. Popular topics include “smart cities;” urban mobility; cities and immigration; making cities more resilient to climate change, and how work is changing in cities.

  • The Future of the Future

    The future isn’t what it used to be. As the pace of social, technological, and environmental change accelerates, organizations are struggling just to make sense of the present, let alone spot threats and opportunities looming just over the horizon. The ability to anticipate, understand, plan for, and innovate around uncertainty has become a critical skill for designers, innovators, and strategists everywhere. As the computing pioneer Alan Kay once said, “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Futurist, journalist, author and scholar Greg Lindsay will teach a crash course in exactly that. The practice of creating futures, or “foresight,” offers a toolkit and framework for detecting signals of change, organizing insights, synthesizing possible futures, identifying potential barriers and opportunities, and designing innovative products, services or ideas that satisfy emerging needs. In addition to lecturing on possible futures, Greg is available to lead participants through a fun, fast-paced workshop in which they create futures of their own.

  • The Future of Urban Transportation

    Where is Uber, Lyft, autonomous cars, etc. all headed? This talk is drawn from Greg's work at New York University and with the New Cities Foundation in Paris. He has recently given talks on this subject to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Automotive Fleet Leasing Association, the Canadian Automobile Association, Audi, Chrysler, Element Fleet Management, MIT, and others.

FAQs on booking Greg Lindsay

  • How to book Greg Lindsay?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Greg Lindsay for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Greg Lindsay, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Greg Lindsay or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Greg Lindsay?

    Booking fees for Greg Lindsay, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Greg Lindsay, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Greg Lindsay?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Greg Lindsay for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Lindsay for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Greg Lindsay or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Greg Lindsay or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Greg Lindsay is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Greg Lindsay for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Greg Lindsay generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shelley Poticha, Jeff Speck, Timothy Beatley, Alex Salkever and Gabe Klein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Greg Lindsay for an upcoming event.

Greg Lindsay Speaker Videos

  • NewCities Summit 2015 - Keynote: The Urban Moment - Greg Lindsay
    Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow of the NewCities Foundation's Mobility Initiative, journalist, urbanist and futurist, gives a keynote speech to kick of the NewCities Summit. Lindsay is a non-resident...
    NewCities Summit 2015 - Keynote: The Urban Moment - Greg Lindsay
    Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow of the NewCities Foundation's Mobility Initiative, journalist, urbanist and futurist, gives a keynote speech to kick of the NewCities Summit. Lindsay is a non-resident...
  • Mankind From Space - Featuring Greg Lindsay
    Greg Lindsay | Expert on Globalization, Urbanization and Innovation Greg Lindsay reports from the front lines of globalization. Widely cited as an expert on the future of travel, trade,...
    How Cities are Engineering Serendipity: Greg Lindsay at TEDxDumbo
    "Journalist Greg Lindsay explains the power of serendipity and how cities, and businesses are looking to harness it for the future. Filmed at TEDxDumbo 2012, a TEDxCity2.0 event. About TEDx, x =...
  • Greg Lindsay - Expert on Globalization, Urbanization and Innovation ...

Greg Lindsay Speaking Topics

  • Engineering Serendipity

    Innovation can’t be scheduled but it can be designed. Greg Lindsay tells how innovative organizations such as Google, Facebook, Zappos, and MIT are engineering serendipity, harnessing social networks and new ways of working to cultivate the discovery of new ideas, inspire collaboration and creativity, and to spur employee engagement, learning and innovation. How, where, and who we work with will never be the same.

  • The New Geography of Trade, Talent, and Innovation

    How did China become the “world’s factory?” Why are Americans checking into Bangkok for heart surgery? How did Africa become a breadbasket for the Middle East? What all of these things have in common is that they were made possible by the world’s explosive growth in air travel. The combination of the Internet and jet engine is redrawing the world map, creating new winners and losers among countries, cities, companies, and all of us. Greg Lindsay, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, explores the rules, threats, and vast opportunities afforded by the new highways in the sky.

  • Big, Smart, and Green — How Cities Define Our Future

    Humans are an urban species — more than half of us now live in cities. And our numbers will double by 2050 to more than 7 billion people, equal to the number alive on Earth right now. Every challenge we face will by definition become an urban one, whether solving poverty, adapting to climate change, finding homes and opportunities for immigrants, creating jobs and growth, and simply how to get around. Greg Lindsay speaks frequently about the future of cities, most recently at the Atlantic Council, the Urban Land Institute, and the New America Foundation. He directs the Emergent Cities Project at the World Policy Institute, exploring what lessons struggling cities like Detroit can learn from dynamic ones such as Nairobi. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012, and he is currently working with OMA/AMO to explore the intersection of the office with the city, the cloud, and Big Data. Popular topics include “smart cities;” urban mobility; cities and immigration; making cities more resilient to climate change, and how work is changing in cities.

  • The Future of the Future

    The future isn’t what it used to be. As the pace of social, technological, and environmental change accelerates, organizations are struggling just to make sense of the present, let alone spot threats and opportunities looming just over the horizon. The ability to anticipate, understand, plan for, and innovate around uncertainty has become a critical skill for designers, innovators, and strategists everywhere. As the computing pioneer Alan Kay once said, “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Futurist, journalist, author and scholar Greg Lindsay will teach a crash course in exactly that. The practice of creating futures, or “foresight,” offers a toolkit and framework for detecting signals of change, organizing insights, synthesizing possible futures, identifying potential barriers and opportunities, and designing innovative products, services or ideas that satisfy emerging needs. In addition to lecturing on possible futures, Greg is available to lead participants through a fun, fast-paced workshop in which they create futures of their own.

  • The Future of Urban Transportation

    Where is Uber, Lyft, autonomous cars, etc. all headed? This talk is drawn from Greg's work at New York University and with the New Cities Foundation in Paris. He has recently given talks on this subject to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the Automotive Fleet Leasing Association, the Canadian Automobile Association, Audi, Chrysler, Element Fleet Management, MIT, and others.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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