Deanna Moran

Director of Environmental Planning CLF Massachusetts

Deanna is CLF’s Director of Environmental Planning. In this position, Deanna is responsible for identifying and implementing cutting-edge solutions to a variety of environmental problems that lie at the intersection of planning, development, and regulation. In particular, she oversees climate resiliency activities for Southern New England and leads CLF’s climate preparedness and public access initiative for Boston Harbor.

Deanna comes to her role at CLF after spending the three years at a New Jersey-based community development organization, where she worked with local government, community groups, and other stakeholders to devise and implement neighborhood revitalization strategies. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University at Buffalo and a Master of Public Policy and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University. In her free time, Deanna enjoys spending time outdoors, baking, and feeding her coffee addiction.


Recent Posts

Planning, Investment, and Action Must Go Hand in Hand to Protect Boston
Boston has no time left to waste in addressing the threat of climate change. Last winter, we experienced massive flooding in the Seaport not once but twice, and we know that more dangerous storms and rising tides are in our future. That’s why Conservation Law Foundation is applauding a plan by Mayor Marty Walsh to…
People “Pitch a Blanket” to Claim Public Space on Boston Waterfront
Public space is about people feeling welcome to use it. Setting aside land and calling it “public space” doesn’t mean that people will actually use it. Massachusetts’ Public Waterfront Act (commonly referred to as “Chapter 91”) helps ensure meaningful public access to the water – not just token spaces. This access is essential for public…
More Good News for Public Access in Everett
October 15, 2018: In September, National Grid appealed MassDEP’s written determination requiring them to build a public pathway on their land. CLF – in partnership with Mystic River Watershed Association and Friends of the Malden River – filed a motion to participate in the proceeding. We support MassDEP’s decision and want to ensure that our members…
Is New England Ready for a Hurricane Harvey?
Just over a year ago, Hurricane Harvey crashed into the Texas coastline, pummeling Houston and dropping a record 60 inches of rain on the Lone Star State. When all was said and done, 103 people lost their lives, and damage estimates topped $125 billion. Harvey kicked off a series of catastrophic hurricanes in 2017, and…
Massachusetts Bill Threatens Waterfront Public Access
There is currently legislation in front of the Massachusetts House of Representatives that not only threatens public access to Boston’s Waterfront but could set a dangerous precedent for waterfronts across the Commonwealth. If the bill (H.4505) were to pass, the Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association would be allowed to skirt their Chapter 91 obligations to…

 

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