This book introduces the readers to the new concept of cognitive cities.It demonstrates why cities need to become cognitive and why therefore a conceptof cognitive city is needed. It highlights the main building blocks ofcognitive cities and illustrates the concept by various cases. Following aconcise introductory chapter the book features nine chapters illustratingvarious aspects and dimensions of cognitive cities. The logic of its structureproceeds from more general considerations to more specific illustrations. All chapters offer a comprehensiveview of the different research endeavours about cognitive cities and will helppave the way for this new and innovative approach to governing cities in thefuture.