Designing Cognitive Cities

  • Edy Portmann
  • Marco E. Tabacchi
  • Rudolf Seising
  • Astrid Habenstein

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 176)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marco E. Tabacchi, Edy Portmann, Rudolf Seising, Astrid Habenstein
      Pages 3-27
  3. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Alejandro Sobrino
      Pages 31-46
    3. Enric Trillas, Sara D’Onofrio, Edy Portmann
      Pages 85-106
    4. Sara D’Onofrio, Elpiniki Papageorgiou, Edy Portmann
      Pages 107-130
    5. José M. Alonso, Ciro Castiello, Corrado Mencar
      Pages 131-152
  4. Use Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Javier Cuenca, Felix Larrinaga, Luka Eciolaza, Edward Curry
      Pages 155-183
    3. Kurt Bollacker, Natalia Díaz-Rodríguez, Xian Li
      Pages 203-233
    4. Patrick Kaltenrieder, Jorge Parra, Thomas Krebs, Noémie Zurlinden, Edy Portmann, Thomas Myrach
      Pages 235-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-266

About this book


This book illustrates various aspects and dimensions of cognitive cities. Following a comprehensive introduction, the first part of the book explores conceptual considerations for the design of cognitive cities, while the second part focuses on concrete applications. The contributions provide an overview of the wide diversity of cognitive city conceptualizations and help readers to better understand why it is important to think about the design of our cities. The book adopts a transdisciplinary approach since the cognitive city concept can only be achieved through cooperation across different academic disciplines (e.g., economics, computer science, mathematics) and between research and practice. More and more people live in a growing number of ever-larger cities. As such, it is important to reflect on how cities need to be designed to provide their inhabitants with the means and resources for a good life. The cognitive city is an emerging, innovative approach to address this need.


Action Design Research Cognitive Cities Computational Intelligence Smart City Designing Cognitive Cities Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Arouse Learning Processes Intelligent Urban Governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Edy Portmann
    • 1
  • Marco E. Tabacchi
    • 2
  • Rudolf Seising
    • 3
  • Astrid Habenstein
    • 4
  1. 1.Human-IST InstituteUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Ricerche DemopolisDemopolisItaly
  3. 3.Deutsches Museum MünchenThe Research Institute for the History of Science and TechnologyMunichGermany
  4. 4.Transdisciplinary Research Centre Smart Swiss Capital Region (TRCSSCR)University of BernBernSwitzerland

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