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

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…
More Good News for Public Access in Everett
Earlier this summer, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced they would ensure the public’s access to the waterfront in Everett. The announcement came after CLF wrote MassDEP a letter urging them to hold DDR Gateway LLC, owner of the Gateway Center, accountable for its legal obligations to provide public access to waterfront areas.…
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…
Building for the Climate of the Future
Barely a month ago, a historic storm blasted coastal New England – a “bomb cyclone” that brought blizzard conditions, heavy snow, and massive flooding to Boston’s Seaport neighborhood and other waterfront communities like Chelsea and Salem. As the storm raged, Twitter and Facebook feeds filled with a barrage of images showing icy waters flowing down…
Let’s Learn from the Seaport’s Mistakes, Not Repeat Them
Boston’s newest neighborhood, the Seaport District, has drawn recent criticism for its high-priced housing and amenities, exclusivity, and lack of diversity. What started out as an incredibly rare chance for Boston to redevelop nearly 1,000 acres of city land is now largely considered a major missed opportunity. Given the billions of dollars of public investment…

 

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