This collection of essays, covering 13 overlooked cities, engages in a critical examination of not only overlooked cities as such, but the notion of “overlooked-ness” as a concept and an object of inquiry. If anything, this edited collection illustrates a move away from the attention that cities draw and highlights the impact of an absence of a certain kind of attention. Overlooked Cities shows a gap in existing research and challenges the urban agenda. This edited collection acknowledges the power of the gaze as well as the power of its absence. Looking matters.