Smart City is a weekly radio show broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the United States. Smart City is a weekly, hour-long public radio interview show that takes an in-depth look at urban life, the people, places, ideas and trends shaping cities. Our host, Carol Coletta, talks with national and international public policy experts, elected officials, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others for a discussion of urban issues.

Smart City Radio
Other namesSmart City
GenreTalk radio
Running timeca. 50 min.
Country of originUnited States
Home stationWKNO-FM
Hosted byCarol Coletta
Produced byScotty Iseri
Executive producer(s)Carol Coletta
Recording studioChicago, Illinois
Original release2001 –
Audio formatMono
Opening theme"Smart City"

Host edit

Carol Coletta is president and CEO of CEOs for Cities and host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated public radio show Smart City Before moving to Chicago to head CEOs for Cities, she served as president of Coletta & Company in Memphis. In addition, she served as executive director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation.

Format edit

The show consists of two interviews with guests on topics pertaining to city life, urbanism, architecture and public policy. Regular segments include a newsbrief from the assistant editor of, Nate Berg, and a short essay from J. Walker Smith. Occasionally, Smart City will air short, produced pieces on city life, events, or other items of interest. The show is pre-recorded, and aired at various times in various markets and is podcast.

Staff and contributors edit

  • Carol Coletta - host - executive producer
  • Scotty Iseri - producer - contributing editor
  • Nate Berg - correspondent:
  • J. Walker Smith - contributor: City Views
  • Otis White: - former contributor

The show's theme was composed for the program by Robby Grant and Steve Selvidge.

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