Just like physical cities, Cognitive Cities are constantly evolving based on the interactions of the users that occupy it, the content they enter and generate, and the tools they interact with. Monitoring this evolution can provide insight into how initiatives and exercises translated into impact and change. There are several ways to understand how a city changes over time.


One of the primary ways to understand how a City changes is by monitoring user engagement. Google Analytics provides an overview of the number of active users over time:




Google Analytics also allows an Administrator to see information about those users, like country and location while they used the City:






In addition to seeing how user engagement and behavior evolves over time, it is important to understand how the content of the city changes. In the previous tutorial, Working with Sparks, users were able to create new content in the city. The City Metrics dashboard allows the City Admin to see how a particular type of content -- like Sparks -- changes: