Sciences Po, Salle du Conseil, 13 Rue de l’Université & Zoom

04.04.2024, 5:00PM-7:00PM CET

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Shaping the night: How data illuminates the human experience after dark

We are witnessing a new era in urban governance where real-time data streams are enabling cities to predict and optimize the dynamic patterns of urban life. However, data-driven findings are incomplete without human-centered insights to understand how people and place shape one another. Gehl’s methods and digital tools to study people’s lived experience reveal that public life at night is very different from public life during the day. Drawing from years of experience in night-time governance and urban design, this presentation will showcase the transformative power of people-centered strategies in creating safer, more inclusive and sustainable environments after dark.


Andreina Seijas is a Venezuelan researcher and international consultant with more than 15 years of experience in urban development and policy in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Through her doctoral studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design she specialized in night-time governance and planning, a novel field of research and practice. As Associate at Gehl, she is responsible for Urban Activation projects in EMEA and is currently based in Paris, France. Previously, Andreina worked as a consultant for the Housing and Urban Development Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC; was Policy Associate at the Council of the Americas in New York City; and Information Manager for the Chacao Municipality in Caracas. Andreina’s international experience with the public and private sectors as well as with academia shapes her pragmatic and collaborative approach to urban planning and design.

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Cite this blog post
Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (2024, March 21). ANDREINA SEIJAS, SHAPING THE NIGHT: HOW DATA ILLUMINATES THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AFTER DARK, International Night Studies Network. Retrieved May 19, 2024, from

Manuel Garcia-Ruiz

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. He research on topics such as city branding, cultural regeneration, the commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.

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