Deland Chan is the Director of Community Engaged Learning in the Program on Urban Studies and Co-Founder of the Human Cities Initiative at Stanford University. Deland teaches project-based courses open to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines that focus on sustainable cities and human-centered design. Deland also 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


2018-19 Courses

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