We are one third of the way through the metropolitan century and the world is changing fast and forever. Exponential technologies are driving the growth of new industries, cities are managing the frictions of rapid urbanisation, and climate change is the existential threat for our planet.
Professor Greg Clark CBE FAcSS is a Global Advisor, Scholar & Writer, Non-Executive Director and Board Chairman who works with Businesses, Governments, and Cities to help navigate this century, inspire new collaborations, and align with its imperatives.
Greg Clark is the Senior Advisor on Future Cities and New Industries to HSBC Bank. In this role, Greg Clark covers future urbanisation, mobility as a service, digital transformation, sustainable development, and investment strategies.
Also, he is Non-Executive Chairman, The Business of Cities Ltd, an urban intelligence firm, with the mission to help organisations to make the most of the changing 21st century relationships between businesses and cities.
Holds professorial roles at University College London and Strathclyde University, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Brookings Institution, and Urban Land Institute. Current, Greg Clark is a Non-Executive Board Member of Transport for London and Chairman of its Programme & Investment Committee. He is also a Member of London’s Economic Development Board (LEAP) where he leads on city economic strategy.
Greg Clark has provided thought leadership with global organisations: The World Economic Forum, The World Bank, OECD, UN Habitat, The Brookings Institution, European Investment Bank, and The Urban Land Institute, on the evolution of the metropolitan century.
Also, he is author of 10 reports on the Innovation Economy. Leading work on the links between smart cities and economic development, and on the development of smart innovation districts in cities. He has worked with a number of global technology firms Siemens, Microsoft, Cap Gemini to develop ‘smart cities’ and digital responses to global trends.
He is a guest urban expert on the BBC World Service series My Perfect City. #PerfectCityBBC and he is regularly interviewed in global media on the role of cities and new industries.
Greg Clark supports leaders in more than 300 cities world-wide on strategic futures and advises global firms on the investment and enterprise opportunities of an urbanising world. Greg Clark frequently gives keynote speeches at urban events throughout the world and moderates conferences regularly.