The goal of Smart Cities should be no less than the full inclusion of ALL citizens, including aging and disabled residents. Conceding to 95% or any target less that 100% inclusion, would be like building 1,000 kilometers of completed superhighway that abruptly terminates in 5 kilometers of dirt roads and ditches.
Just a morning thought.
Darren Bates is a lifelong champion of equality, inclusion, and social justice for people with disabilities and other historically marginalized populations. Darren is internationally recognized as a Visionary Leader in Global Inclusion and Smart City Radical Innovation.
Founder of Darren Bates LLC a boutique consulting firm and global resource that empowers 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.
In 2017, Darren Bates LLC launched the Smart Cities Library™a premier, online Smart City resource that includes breaking news, maturity models, best practices, roadmaps, e-books, and other Smart City solutions highly curated and cataloged from thousands of academic, public, and national libraries and periodicals around the world.