Public Research Fellow 2021–2022
Deland Chan is a Public Research Fellow at the Leventhal Map & Education Center. Her research broadly focuses on community planning efforts in Asian-American immigrant communities. Her project at the LMEC aims to understand community resistance and resilience in Boston Chinatown and the importance of community stewardship in shaping spatial justice outcomes and expanding environmental amenities. Deland is the Director of Community Engaged Learning in the Program on Urban Studies at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on urban sustainability and serves as a faculty advisor for the Urban Sustainability concentration. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford, funded by the Clarendon Scholarship. Deland received a B.A with honors in Urban Studies, an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, a Master in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a LEED Accredited Professional, and was appointed to serve on the San Francisco Planning Commission in May 2020.