Deland Chan is an urban planner, designer, educator and researcher based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Education —

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

Stanford University, M.A., Sociology

Stanford University, B.A., Urban Studies



Deland Chan, LEED AP ND, is an urban planner, designer, educator and researcher 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 public space 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 Focus: Urban sustainability; land use and transportation planning; participatory planning; human-centered design