HY William Chan

Research Affiliates

HY William Chan is a European Architect based in Sydney. Educated in Australia and Italy, he is a Convocation and University Medallist of the University of Sydney, and a Fellow with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and WISE Qatar Foundation. William co-founded an initiative to help refugee youth develop skills in sustainability, innovation and the circular economy, which was presented at the High Level Meeting on Social Business, Youth and Technology during the 2018 UN General Assembly. In 2009 he contributed to Global Studio in South Africa, an action-research program to improve the lives of the urban poor, and returned in 2012 as a project associate in India. He assisted the 2013-2015 CSUD-Global Studio People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization traveling exhibition, and is contributing to the CSUD project Accelerating the SDGs. William has worked on sustainable urban development projects for Arup Foresight, Hassell, Cox Architecture and the Australian Government Department of the Environment.