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About Carol Coletta

Carol Coletta is President and CEO of CEOs for Cities. Previously, 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, U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation. Carol was a Knight Fellow in Community Building for 2003 at the University of Miami School of Architecture.  She is a highly sought after speaker on the success formula for cities and creative communities and is frequently interviewed as an expert on urban issues by national media. In 2008 she was named one of the world’s 50 most important urban experts by a leading European think tank.  Most recently, she was named the recipient of the Lamda Alpha International 2009 International Journalism Award for her work with CEOs for Cities and Smart City Radio, and as one of the top 50 urban thinkers of all time by readers of


Nate Berg is the assistant editor of Planetizen. As a journalist for more than a decade, Nate has written and produced a wide variety of stories for print, television, radio and online media. His work has appeared on Planetizen, National Public Radio, Next American City, the Christian Science Monitor, Grist, and the Martinez News-Gazette, among others. Nate studied print journalism and environmental planning at the University of Southern California, and his main interests lay at the intersection of those two fields. Nate lives in Los Angeles, but his roots are firmly planted in Martinez, California.

Walker Smith, Ph.D., provides thought leadership, strategic vision, business planning and comprehensive oversight to the Yankelovich MONITOR, the longest-running, most in-depth study of consumer value and lifestyle trends available anywhere.

Before joining Yankelovich, Walker was director of research for DowBrands, Inc. For 14 years, he was a summer lecturer at the annual School of Marketing Research at the University of Notre Dame. He is a director of Premiere Global Services, a member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a director of the American Marketing Association Foundation. He is a past vice president of the marketing research division of the American Marketing Association.

Walker holds three degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including a Ph.D. in mass communication research. He was the commencement speaker for his alma mater’s 2005 Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.





Scotty Iseri:  Scotty is the producer of Smart City.   Prior to Smart City,  he worked as a producer for Chicago Public Radio where he helped launch the program "City on the Make" which later became "Hello Beautiful". He consulted on the launch of, and has also contributed pieces as a host/producer.  He is the creator of the long-running comedy show "The Big Rock Show", and recently released his third album, Scotty Iseri for President, on Atomic Mouse Recordings.  He is also the founder of, the inventor of the Paper Hat Game, and an award winning sound designer and composer for theatre, radio and film.