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

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…
Biden’s Federal Flood Protections Are Positive Step But Local Action Needed, Too
Barely a week before Hurricane Harvey put much of Houston under water – forcing 16 Texas hospitals to close – then-President Trump revoked an order requiring federally funded infrastructure be designed to withstand climate-induced risks like extreme flooding and sea level rise. The revoked order, the 2015 Federal Flood Risk Management Standard, applied to roads…
Are Private Developers a Threat to the People’s Harbor?
What does a story about a parking ticket have to do with public access to Boston Harbor?  When it comes to Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, quite a bit. Sean Murphy at the Boston Globe recently wrote about Dan Simovici. In August, the 77-year-old  – a retired college professor who is disabled – and his wife received…
Why Is It Harder for Some Communities to Access the Waterfront?
COVID19 has exposed inequities in our society in many ways – one of which is the right to access the natural amenities that belong to all Massachusetts residents. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Boston area, where many communities of color do not have equal access to open space and parks, especially…

 

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