Deland Chan

Deland Chan

Deland Chan

Deland Chan is a Lecturer in Urban Studies and Program Manager for Service Learning. She teaches Sustainable Cities, a project-based service learning class where students collaborate with Bay Area government agencies and non-profit organizations on sustainability projects and International Urbanization, which takes a comparative approach to sustainable development in the world’s most rapidly urbanizing countries. She is a faculty advisor for students in the Urban Sustainability concentration. Outside of teaching, Deland has professional planning experience leading transportation planning and land use projects at a community development corporation in San Francisco. She has a particular interest in community-based approaches to sustainable development and founded the Chinatown Urban Institute, a neighborhood-based youth program that nurtures a pipeline of advocacy planners using San Francisco as a living classroom. She is currently a Maker-in-Residence at Makeshift Society  focusing on developing  youth curriculum for plan and design programs. Deland holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and a M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, and a Master in City Planning  degree from UC Berkeley.