Courses taught at Stanford University
Retaking the Commons: Public Space, Public Participation
(URBANST 146) Defining public space and methods for local communities to participate in its design, planning, upkeep and re-imagination for a more vibrant public realm.
Defining Smart Cities
(URBANST 174, CEE 125/225) Defining Smart Cities: Visions of Urbanism for the 21st Century. Exploring what makes cities "smart" with global case studies and perspectives from diverse disciplines.
Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
Design thinking courses offered through the Stanford d.school
Civic Dreams, Human Spaces: Designing Cities for People
(URBANST 104) Using human-centered approaches to design and plan better neighborhoods. Deciphering challenges of urban development.
Multi-week course on developing ideas and concepts compatible with the Market Street Prototyping Festival, which tested prototypes of urban interventions in public spaces along the city's main thoroughfare
Green Alleys SF: Eco-Neighborhood Innovations
Short course based in the Mission District in San Francisco
Other teaching experience
Urban Plan for Public Officials (2018-2021) Training program for public officials with Centre for Liveable Cities, Urban Land Institute and National University of Singapore
Stanford Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness (2018) Summer training program for public officials
Disney City (2017) Research & education program with participants from US, China, Singapore, Myanmar
Retaking the Commons (2017, 2018) Joint workshop with CUHK, HKU, HKDI
Approaching the Human City (2015, 2016, 2017)
A joint Tsinghua University-Stanford University workshop. Visit humancityworkshop.org
Human City Challenge - Beijing (2016)
The Human City: Design for People (2014)
A joint Tsinghua University-Stanford University workshop. Visit humancity.internationalurbanization.org for more info.
Social and Urban Development in Beijing: Field Observation & Service Learning (Urban Studies)
Critical Issues in US-China Relations (East Asian Studies)
China Energy Systems (Civil & Environmental Engineering) 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014. Translator and later course coordinator, working with Jane Woodward and Karl Knapp. Understanding the context of China's energy infrastructure. Included spring break field trip to China and Hong Kong, including visits to solar PV manufacturer, wind farms, coal power plant, rural biogas facilities, eco-city, nuclear power plant. Formulated course content, organized trip itinerary and developed cultural competency trainings.
Guest lecturer at Nanyang Technological University, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, EISEE (Paris, France), NYU Shanghai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong.