Smart Cities for the Rest of Us

  • Miguel Ángel Ylizaliturri-Salcedo
  • J. Antonio García-MacíasEmail author
  • Raúl Cardenas-Osuna
  • Leocundo Aguilar-Noriega
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 179)


More than half of the world’s population live in cities. Smart cities could help to solve the present and upcoming problems that affects the people’s well-being. However, developing regions face big challenges, like fighting poverty, jeopardizing the smart cities adoption. In this paper, we propose to design technologies for the problems of our developing regions. We describe our current work, designing and developing a wearable device for measuring poverty trough the analysis of social interaction and outlining its evaluation in the neighborhood of Camino Verde in Tijuana. We conclude by discussing our vision on the importance of designing technologies for our specific problems, culture and way of life.


Smart cities Poverty measurement Wearable computing Developing countries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel Ylizaliturri-Salcedo
    • 1
  • J. Antonio García-Macías
    • 2
    Email author
  • Raúl Cardenas-Osuna
    • 3
  • Leocundo Aguilar-Noriega
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Chemistry Sciences and EngineeringAutonomous University of Baja CaliforniaTijuanaMexico
  2. 2.Computer Sciences DepartmentCICESE Research CenterEnsenadaMexico
  3. 3.Change Agents SocietyTijuanaMexico

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