Deland Chan

Deland Chan teaches in the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford University and is a co-founder of the Stanford Human Cities Initiative. She comes from an urban planning and design background with project expertise in urban sustainability, transportation, and public space design. At Stanford, Deland teaches two project-based studios,Sustainable Cities and International Urbanization, where students collaborate with NGOs and government agencies on sustainability projects. She co-teaches the Defining Smart Cities seminar with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and also teaches design thinking and participatory design at the Stanford Institute of Design (d.school). Most recently, she curated the Just Placemaking speaker series with the Stanford Creative Cities Working Group, a partnership between Stanford Arts and the Program on Urban Studies. Deland completed her undergraduate studies in Urban Studies and Sociology from Stanford University and graduate studies in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

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