Greg Lindsay – Keynote Speaker

Futurist and Urbanist

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Metaverse Metropolis
  • Where Will You Live in 2050?
  • Everybody for Themselves: How to Work, Together
  • Autonomous Everthing: AI, the Future, and What We Can Do About It
  • Where the Robot Meets the Road
  • The Future of the Future
  • Engineering Serendipity
  • Building better cities and housing for aging societies
  • AI and the Metaverse
  • Climate change and resilience
  • The Big Rethink: Cities After COVID-19


  • English


Greg Lindsay is a futurist, urbanist, author and journalist.

Lindsay is a senior fellow at NewCities, where he has explored the future of connected mobility and mixed-use development on behalf of Toyota and Brookfield Properties, respectively. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, where he studies the intersection of cities, technology, climate change, and national security.

In addition to his work with NewCities, Lindsay is also director of strategy for LA CoMotion — an annual mobility festival in the Arts District of Los Angeles — and a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. In these capacities, he has worked with Intel, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aspen Institute, and the Regional Plan Association to envision the future of autonomous vehicles.

Greg Lindsay is also Urbanist-in-Residence at BMW MINI’s URBAN-X — a startup accelerator aimed at solving the toughest urban challenges through entrepreneurship.

Popular Talks by Greg Lindsay

The Metaverse Metropolis

“The Metaverse” may be the future, but what is it? While Mark Zuckerberg hopes you’ll never leave your home again, in reality the next generation of the Internet will beckon us outside, into a world in which information is everywhere — if you can see it. Welcome to the real-world metaverse, where you can change reality like changing a channel. How will this change our relationship to each other and to the world? How will these reality channels transform where we live, how we shop, and how we move through enchanted worlds?

Where Will You Live in 2050?

Nearly half of Americans were victims of a climate disaster last year — whether fire, floods, heat waves or hurricanes — with insurable losses of more than $100 billion. As people wake up to the realities of climate change — and the growing threat to their homes, livelihoods, and families — many are beginning to ask, “Where should I live someday?” Fortunately, we have answers. Combining climate science with demographics and using artificial intelligence, we can predict tomorrow’s more resilient regions.


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