We Deliver Smart Solutions for Building and Refining Accessible & Inclusive Smart Cities
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.
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.
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.
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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 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 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 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.
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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.
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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For smart cities, co-creation approach crucial: Justin Bean, Director Hitachi Insight Group – The Financial Express
For smart cities, co-creation approach crucial: Justin Bean, Director Hitachi Insight GroupAccording to recent data from the ministry of urban development on Smart Cities Mission, 11 projects worth Rs935.93 crore among the 167 projects worth Rs12,000 crore under the public-private partnership model have already taken off. Source: For smart cities, co-creation approach crucial: Justin Bean, Director
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Smart city: using technology to tackle traffic and social isolation in Melbourne | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
Smart city: using technology to tackle traffic and social isolation in MelbourneSharing child pickup duties, getting people to the bus stop and consolidating deliveries are some of the ideas emerging in the Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge Source: Smart city: using technology to tackle traffic and social isolation in Melbourne | Guardian Sustainable Business | The
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Meet the women leading the next generation of Smart Cities: Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr06/22/2017 02:50 am ETIn part two of this series, I interviewed Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr. She is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office which is responsible for Dubai’s evolution into a smart city. She recently participated in the Transforming Cities
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Three things the U.S. can learn from Singapore’s smart city crusadeStateScoop shares on-the-ground observations into the polices, investments and initiatives of one of the world’s leading smart cities. Source: Three things the U.S. can learn from Singapore’s smart city crusade
The “smart city” sounds like a digital utopia, a place where data eliminates first-world hassles, dangers and injustices. But there are some problems with smart cities, and no one, to my knowledge at least, has pointed them out. The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and dozens of other publications are gleefully optimistic about smart cities. No
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Atlanta evaluates dozens of smart city offersThe city is using its infrastructure repair backlog as an opportunity to spring forward a generation and pursue autonomous vehicles, Wi-Fi and fiber projects that could sustain the city’s visions of vibrant communities for years to come. Source: Atlanta evaluates dozens of smart city offers
New York City is committed to being the most tech-friendly, innovative, and equitable big city in the world.
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These guidelines provide a framework to help government and our partners responsibly deploy connected devices and IoT technologies in a coordinated and consistent manner. More than 20 leading cities have now joined New York City in this effort.
Digital Services Playbook The American people expect to interact with government through digital channels such as websites, email, and mobile applications. By building digital services that meet their needs, we can make the delivery of our policy and programs more effective. Today, too many of our digital services projects do not work well, are delivered
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https://monum.github.io/playbook/In detail Source: Boston Smart City Playbook — from the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics So far, many “Smart City” pilot projects that we’ve undertaken here in Boston have ended with a glossy presentation, and a collective shrug. Nobody’s really known what to do next, or how the technology and data might lead
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Fragmented but not broken: America’s smart cities bind togetherA disjointed marketplace and immature regulatory environment make the technologist’s pursuit of a futuristic smart city complicated, but leadership from the nation’s top smart cities and organizations is forging a path forward. A recent report published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology adds new layers to the
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