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

Extreme Weather Is Our New Normal – Here’s How We Need to Brace for It
The climate crisis is fueling extreme weather and causing New Englanders to question whether these ominous weather patterns are the new normal. But what if we will soon be looking back on this summer as the “good old days”? The recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has again re-emphasized our scientific confidence…
Bill Will Prepare Massachusetts Communities for Climate Change
Every year, more and deadlier severe weather occurs across the country. Bomb cyclones, historic flooding, record-breaking hurricanes, and wildfires have become the new normal. In New England, we know that climate change will bring higher temperatures, more and heavier rainfall, a rising sea level, and more intense storms. These changes will have an extraordinary effect…
Is New England Ready for a Hurricane Harvey? (Or Even Another Ida?)
UPDATE (September 2, 2021): As we head into the Labor Day weekend, New Englanders and New Yorkers are just starting to assess the damage from once-Hurricane Ida. By the time it reached us, Ida didn’t even rise to the level of a tropical depression. But that didn’t stop it from inflicting plenty of damage, from…
Enjoy Boston’s Waterfront This Summer… and Reclaim Your Space
If you’re like me, then, after a year of isolation and quarantine, you’re ready to get outside and celebrate summer. What better way to enjoy summer in the city than by spending time with friends and family along Boston’s waterfront? But here’s the thing: Things aren’t all that rosy when it comes to our waterfront.…
It’s Time to Start Closing the Pandemic Loophole on Boston’s Waterfront
Last summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic raged, restaurants threw open their doors and set up tables outdoors in an effort to keep their businesses going. On Boston’s waterfront, that often meant expanding private dining into public open space, including the Harborwalk. Now, with life expected to slowly return to some semblance of normal by the…

 

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