"Design for Everyday Social Good" Teaching Team

Teaching Team brainstorm for ESG curriculum

Teaching Team brainstorm for ESG curriculum


Deland Chan is a Lecturer in Urban Studies at Stanford University and faculty adviser for Urban Studies majors in the Urban Sustainability concentration. At Stanford, she teaches Sustainable Cities, a project-based class where students collaborate with Bay Area organizations on sustainability projects; the International Urbanization, which offers students a comparative approach to US.-China sustainable development; the Defining Smart Cities seminar, and the urban design studio Civic Dreams, Human Spaces. Deland completed her undergraduate studies in Urban Studies and Sociology from Stanford University and graduate studies in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. Prior to founding the Human Cities Initiative, she was a Senior Planner at a community development corporation in San Francisco.


Glenn Fajardo works on international partnership and program development for TechSoup Global, a nonprofit social enterprise founded on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Glenn has helped NGOs get started with design thinking in Maputo, Singapore, and Warsaw. Glenn has helped build a for-profit environmental social venture and helped foster use of technology by a local government to better connect residents to services and public decisions. Glenn has been a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and is the curator for TEDxPeacePlaza in the Japantown and Fillmore neighborhoods of San Francisco. Formally trained in nuclear engineering sciences and public policy, Glenn is also a musician who plays electric bass in the rock band Path Not Found. In his free time, Glenn enjoys playing with food in other people’s kitchens.


Kevin Hsu is a Lecturer in Urban Studies, with a background in Civil & Environmental Engineering. He also coordinates “Democratic Development,” a global, online education project based out of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford. It is affectionately referred to as "the Democracy MOOC." He previously spent time as a research fellow in Beijing at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Asian Development Bank. Kevin heads Skyship Design, an educational design studio dedicated to crafting innovative experiences for students. He is currently developing Norway's first MOOC for a global audience, focused on International Development.