As the New Year gets underway, we all turn our attention to the future. But for our guests this week, it is their job to think about the future and its implications for cities and for business.

Tara Lemmey is founder and CEO of LENS Ventures, a network of leading thinkers focused on strategic innovation. Tara is attempting to help urban leaders adopt the ways of venture capitalists to innovate their way to the future. She is a leading member of the Markle Taskforce on National Security in the Information Age, where she heads the technology committee.

Jody Turner is founder and CEO of Culture of Future where she tries to make trends from a fuzzy future clearer for companies like Nike, Starbucks and IDEO. Jody worked in graphic design for 25 years and transitioned into trend and design-based strategies.

Smart City is a syndicated, weekly hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life: the people, places, ideas and trends that affect us all. Host Carol Coletta talks with national and international public policy experts, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others on the pulse of city life for a penetrating discussion on urban issues.

In Memphis, Smart City is broadcast on WKNO FM, 91.1, at 9 a.m. Sundays. It is also webcast and podcast at the Smart City website. For a listing of times in other cities and to sign up for a weekly newsletter, please click here.