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City Building Tools provides data collection and analysis services, R&D strategy and consulting, and customized deployment of our catalog of web and mobile apps to urban designers, transportation/transit planners, and other professionals charged with the usability of office buildings, built environments, and transportation systems.


Drew Dara-Abrams, principal, brings to City Building Tools LLC his experiences studying geographic cognition in university settings and directing software development in Silicon Valley start-ups. He holds a Ph.D. in geography with an emphasis in cognitive science from University of California, Santa Barbara. He co-founded Kinnexxus, Inc., which built communication devices for seniors and their families with the support of the National Institutes of Health, and he co-founded Strategic Spatial Solutions, Inc., which provided consulting research and development to university labs.