Deland Chan is the Assistant Director of Urban Studies for Community Based Learning and the Human Cities Initiative at Stanford University. She teaches project-based courses open to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines that focus on sustainable cities and human-centered design. She serves as the academic adviser for Urban Studies majors in the Urban Sustainability concentration.

Areas of Focus: Urban sustainability; land use and transportation planning; participatory planning; human-centered design

Education & Certifications

  • M.C.P, University of California at Berkeley, City and Regional Planning
  • M.A., Stanford University, Sociology
  • B.A., Stanford University, Urban Studies with Honors


2017-18 Courses