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Issue No. 02 - Apr.-June (2017 vol. 16)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 44-53
Salvador Ruiz-Correa , Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICYT), Mexico
Darshan Santani , Idiap-EPFL, Switzerland
Beatriz Ramirez-Salazar , Center for Mobile Life (Ce Mobili)
Itzia Ruiz-Correa , Center for Mobile Life (Ce Mobili)
Fatima Alba Rendon-Huerta , Center for Mobile Life (Ce Mobili)
Carlo Olmos-Carrillo , Center for Mobile Life (Ce Mobili)
Brisa Carmina Sandoval-Mexicano , Center for Mobile Life (Ce Mobili)
Angel Humberto Arcos-Garcia , International Council on Monuments and Sites
Rogelio Hasimoto-Beltran , Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT), Mexico
Daniel Gatica-Perez , Idiap-EPFL, Switzerland
ABSTRACT
This work describes SenseCityVity, an approach to engage and support youth in a city in Mexico as they investigate, document, and reflect upon urban problems through mobile crowdsourcing. SenseCityVity focused on the development of a mobile crowdsourcing platform; the deployment of the Urban Data Challenge, codesigned by the authors' research team and actors to collect geolocalized images, audio, and video; and the analysis, appropriation, and creative use of the collected data for community reflection and artistic creation. The approach integrates mobile technology and community practices involving a large population of young people for urban engagement. The collective action generated a new multimedia dataset that is rich in terms of content and is enabling a number of studies aimed at better understanding the urban landscape of cities in the Global South. This article is part of a special issue on smart cities.
INDEX TERMS
Urban areas, Mobile communication, Crowdsourcing, Sociology, Statistics, Data collection, Social network services, Urban areas, Big data, Data analysis
CITATION

S. Ruiz-Correa et al., "SenseCityVity: Mobile Crowdsourcing, Urban Awareness, and Collective Action in Mexico," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 44-53, 2017.
doi:10.1109/MPRV.2017.32
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