Urban Society and Social Change
"I love how interdisciplinary Urban Studies is, and how supportive the department is of students' interests and growth."
I've been the Associate Director, Acting Director, and now Co-Director of the Program on Urban Studies since the fall of 2003; I'm also a senior lecturer in Sociology.
I teach both introductory and upper-level courses in Urban Studies, and courses on the history of American cities, including:
Deland Chan is an educator, researcher, and urban planner. Her work aims to bridge the fields of urban studies, sustainability transitions, and human-centered design to understand urbanization pathways and cities as the future home to over two-thirds of humanity. She believes in working across disciplines to find common ground and share expertise.