All images and text © 2019 By Danbi Lee

The following is a showcase of projects that have shaped me as an urban thinker, doer, and strategist in city-building and digital technologies.

Digital Strategy for the Long Island Railroad expansion project @ARUP

As Lead Information Manager and Product Manager I am leading a team of developers to build a custom web-application for the Long Island Railroad Expansion Project - a $2.6B third rail expansion. We are also deploying mobile mapping and reporting with 2.5D photography on-site to enhance communication and documentation of construction progress for all stakeholders. 

mapping imperviousness in new york city @Arup

As Project Manager and Technical Lead, I am leading a team of GIS Analysts to map surface imperviousness across every lot in New York City as part of a 10 year update. Our approach involves object-oriented image analysis and regimented QC procedure to ensure a 95% classification accuracy. The study also includes research into impervious area based stormwater management programs across four US cities.

 

 

NYCT Flood Dashboard @Arup

Engaged by Arup's water engineering team, I acted as UX Researcher and Product Owner for a web-application for interactive visualization of complex tunnel flood model outputs. As a decision-making tool, it provides critical input into preventative and mitigative measures for subway flood disasters. I was able to provide direct user insight (in-situ) on the beta-app that drove drastic UX and UI improvements while maintaining technical engineering content.

 

Toronto's Downtown Parks Study @cityoftoronto

As a Parks Planner, I coordinated research and analysis on downtown parks policy for the TOcore comprehensive planning study, in collaboration with City Planning, Transportation Services, and Toronto Water. I designed and executed the first large-scale Park Asset Inventory and Use Survey using the Fulcrum mobile mapping solution.

Regina Downtown Neighbourhood Plan @DIALOG

As an Urban Planner for Dialog (formerly Office for Urbanism), I worked alongside Principals Jennifer Keesmaat and Antono Gomez-Palacio to implement and facilitate public forums, visioning workshops, urban design workshops, and policy analyses. Our team developed a community consensus-driven vision, design principles and key design ideas to re-invigorate Regina's downtown.