Uytae Lee

Uytae Lee uses his background in urban design to rethink the city in a column with CBC's The Early Edition.  He graduated with a degree in Community Design from Dalhousie University and produced videos on city issues in Halifax for three years before moving to Vancouver in 2018. He hosts a YouTube channel, 'About Here' where he makes videos about urban planning issues in Vancouver.   

Latest from Uytae Lee

Opinion

Vancouver's buildings could be less boring, more colourful

Uytae Lee, the Early Edition's About Here columnist, says our skyline could use some brightening.
Opinion

TransLink's bus signs could be a lot better

The Early Edition's About Here columnist, Uytae Lee, finds Metro Vancouver transit signs confusing, so he designed his own to show how they can be improved.
Opinion

Vancouver, you're using escalators wrong, but that's (mostly) OK

There’s an unwritten rule for taking escalators in Vancouver. People stand on the right side or walk on the left. Makes sense right? Well it turns out this is a very inefficient, and possibly dangerous way to use an escalator. 
Opinion

Uber and Lyft in B.C.: Why the long wait?

The Early Edition's About Here columnist, Uytae Lee, says introducing ride-hailing apps in British Columbia might actually benefit the taxi industry.
Opinion

Why Uber and Lyft aren't B.C.'s ride-hailing solution

In September, British Columbia will begin accepting applications from ride-hailing app giants like Uber and Lyft — and our province will have missed a huge opportunity. 
Opinion

What the Balmoral Hotel can teach us about private ownership of affordable housing

In the midst of all the reports documenting the Balmoral Hotel's terrible conditions, we missed an opportunity for an interesting discussion, says About Here columnist Uytae Lee: How can the private sector provide safe and affordable housing?
Opinion

How Vancouver's food trucks were stalled by regulations

Vancouver was eager to embrace food trucks in the city a few years ago but the hype appears to be waning. The Early Edition's About Here columnist Uytae Lee explores why roadside food may no longer be all the rage.
Opinion

Vancouver's Downtown Eastside can get dangerously hot; the answer is more trees

As cities develop, they tend to trap and produce more heat. Cities lack the greenery of more natural environments and that causes them to miss out on a natural cooling process called evapotranspiration.
Opinion

The Granville bridge needs all the help it can get: A case for cyclists, pedestrians and 'streets as places'

The City of Vancouver is considering something very new with its proposal for a shared pedestrian and cyclist greenway along the centre of the bridge.
Opinion

Should we tear down the Vancouver seawall?

I hate to break it to you but Vancouver’s seawall is not all that great. In fact, it’s kind of terrible.