What Does Future Connectivity Mean to the Real Estate Industry? The Coming Dislocation of Major Industries.
Six years ago, Uber, AirBnB, and WeWork didn’t exist. Today, one is worth more on paper than General Motors, another more than Hyatt, and the third more than SL Green. Why? The pithy answer is that there’s an app for all that, but the truth is more complicated — where we live, how we move, and how we work are all being disrupted. The rise of coworking, co-living, and ride-hailing all point to new possibilities for networking, re-purposing, and more intensively utilizing what was previously just a house, or a car, or the office. In addition, how we perceive the cities, how we use them, and how we find each other within them has been fundamentally altered by our ability to connect, to summon services on demand, and to allow our data exhaust be used for dousing. In his talk, the New Cities Foundation’s Greg Lindsay describes how the city‐as‐a‐service is changing how we move, work, and love — and the investment opportunities this creates.
GREG LINDSAY, FUTURIST
Greg Lindsay is a senior fellow of the New Cities Foundation, a senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, and a contributing writer for Fast Company. He is the author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, and is writing a book on the future of cities, work, and social networks with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek,Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, Inc., The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Economist Group, and The World Economic Forum.
Greg speaks frequently about cities, innovation, and the future of work, most recently at the Asian Institute of Management, the OECD, the MIT Media Lab, Microsoft Research, and McKinsey. He has advised Intel, Ericsson, Samsung, Audi, Chrysler, André Balazs Properties, Emaar, and Expo 2020, among others.
This program is being organized by the ULI Multi-Housing Initiative Council. The FY17 leadership team consists of Vice Chair: Charles Halladay; Assistant Vice Chair: Greg Anderson; Vice Chair of Education: Kevin Lindquist; Vice Chair of Outreach: Aram Chahbazian; YLG Reps: Kimberly May and Alex Leonard and Student Rep: Samuel Nickles.