Blog PostJul 23, 2020
What world post COVID-19?: A conversation with Mr. Greg Lindsay
By Peter Engelke, Anca Agachi
Greg Lindsay, director of applied research at NewCities, outlines the implications of the pandemic for the future of cities and shares suggestions for how communities could emerge from this crisis stronger than before.
Greg Lindsay is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative. 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). He is a contributing writer for Fast Company, coauthor of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, and is writing a book on engineered serendipity.
He speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities, most recently at the US State Department, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Venice Architecture Biennale, The New York Times Company, and Google. He’s also advised such organizations as Intel, Audi, Cisco, Ericsson, Samsung, FedEx, and Chrysler. Greg is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Young Leader of the World Cities Summit. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012.
His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, The World Economic Forum, Time, Wired, and Fortune, among many other publications.
Greg is also a two-time Jeopardy! champion — and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s artificial intelligence, Watson.