Our focus

We Deliver Smart Solutions for Building and Refining Accessible & Inclusive Smart Cities
Technical Assistance

Darren Bates LLC delivers customized technical assistance and training that is culturally and linguistically competent through teams of inclusion specialists and accessibility experts in the field. We provide instruction and support to multiple stakeholders—city leadership, city planners and support staff, infrastructure operators, higher education, private business enterprise, coalitions, and the broader community—to foster universal design and people-centered urban planning.

Smart Cities Library

We offer subscription service to our continuously expanding library of Smart City solutions, best practices, articles, e-books, and other valuable resources curated from thousands of academic, public, and national libraries and periodicals from around the world.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We work closely with cities and communities to unearth the challenges they are facing; to inspire research questions based on these challenges, and to leverage innovation to develop actionable insights and solutions. Our process encourages community engagement, innovation, and facilitates cross-sector collaboration to bridge social inequities and ensure no citizen is left behind.

Innovation Labs

Intensive and highly structured, creative, collaboration session with your cross-functional team, s facilitated by our experienced We offer intensive, structured, and cross-functional, collaboration sessions facilitated by our teams of inclusion specialists and accessibility experts. We guide your teams—step-by-step—as they define challenges, enable solutions, identify best practices, and develop local strategies for nurturing multi-faceted communities and building and refining an inclusive Smart City and digital society that includes everyone.

We empower Smart Cities, government, and private industry—at all stages of growth—to build accessible and inclusive digital societies that ensure no citizen is left behind.

ABOUT US

Resources and Innovation for the Inclusive Smart City.™
We make accessibility & inclusion relevant, user-friendly, and easy to incorporate into your Smart City platform.

Darren Bates LLC is a boutique consulting firm and global resource for inclusive and accessible Smart Cities.

Darren Bates LLC was founded in 2013 by Darren Bates, a lifelong champion of equality, inclusion, and social justice for people with disabilities and other marginalized populations.

Bates is widely known for both his technical expertise and logistical talent for helping public and private organizations create and sustain intentionally inclusive workplaces where all people feel included, respected, valued, and inspired.

To be successful, a Smart City must provide tangible benefits to all residents, including people with disabilities, seniors, and other historically underserved populations. We support people-centric urban design and the global mandate calling for municipalities to design and build Smart Cities for human diversity and social inclusion.

We empower Smart Cities, government, and private industry—at all stages of growth—to build accessible and inclusive digital societies that ensure no citizen is left behind.

  • We Envision

    We align technology innovation with citizen inclusion. We immerse ourselves in your city's culture to discover local needs and goals, to understand the people who call your city home, to unearth critical challenges, to leverage the diversity of perspectives and knowledge, and uncover actionable insights.

  • WE DELIVER

    We accelerate local solutions using community-centric innovations. We help our Clients develop standards, metrics, maturity models, and real-time dashboards for performance evaluation and continuous improvement.

  • WE EMPOWER

    We work closely with our Clients to create a shared and inclusive strategy across District agencies, government entities, academia/research communities, industry partners, and stakeholders to drive participation and progress, and achieve measurable results that improve the quality of life for all citizens.

  • Smart Cities Library

    We are proud to offer our Smart Cities Library to the public for the very first time. Until now only Clients could access our continuously expanding library of Smart City resources, solutions, best practices, records, articles, e-books, and other materials held in thousands of academic, public, and national libraries and periodicals around the world.

Discover how we can help you build an inclusive & accessible Smart City.

Smart Cities Library

For the first time, we're offering our Smart Cities Library to the public. Until now, only Clients had 24/7 access to our continually expanding and highly-curated collection of Smart City resources, best practices, news, and research from around the world.

Smart Cities Library Iconograph: smart solution, resources, periodicals, best practices, toolkits, strategic roadmaps, and other smart data curated from around the world

Alpha Version of our Smart Cities Library

The Alpha Version of our Smart Cities Library is currently available. We are adding a bounty of archival materials and resources daily to our Smart Cities Library. During this time, we are offering 2-months FREE ACCESS to the first 100 Annual Smart Cities Library Subscribers.

 

Highly-Curated Smart City Resources

As we add resources, records, articles, digital images, and other materials held in thousands of academic, public, and national libraries and periodicals around the world, we expect the full version of our Smart City Library to fast become the primary gateway to the vanguard of Smart City resources.


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It takes less than a few minutes to gain access to our highly-curated collection of the
very best Smart City news, best practices, journals, articles, and much more.

 

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