Education —

UC Berkeley, M.C.P., City & Regional Planning

Stanford University, M.A., Sociology

Stanford University, B.A., Urban Studies



Deland Chan, AICP, LEED AP ND, is an urban researcher, educator, and planner with a passion for advancing sustainable cities through participatory planning and human-centered design.

Deland teaches project-based courses with a focus on urban sustainability, smart cities, and participatory planning and design in the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford University. She is also a co-founder of the Human Cities Initiative with the mission to build a better shared urban future by putting people first.

Deland received her undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University before completing her graduate studies in City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley.

Areas of Expertise: Urban sustainability; land use and transportation planning; participatory design and community-based planning; design thinking and human-centered design

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