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

Sharing Boston’s Waterfront with Boston’s Neighborhoods
More than 75 people from neighborhoods across greater Boston joined CLF and our waterfront partners to celebrate Boston’s public spaces on Thursday evening. The after-work party on the Public Green in the Seaport District was our third “Pitch a Blanket” event, which encourages Greater Boston residents to claim their legal right to get out and…
Watch: The People’s Harbor
Boston is a quickly growing city, but not everyone is benefitting from that growth, especially along the waterfront. Corporate developers are privatizing public space that should be made available to everyone. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was founded on the idea that access to the waterfront is a public right – it’s even enshrined in our state…
New Bill Will Prepare Massachusetts Communities for Climate Change
Bomb cyclones, historic flooding, record-breaking hurricanes and wildfires. More and deadlier severe weather has become the norm in our daily news headlines, and the scale and pace of climate change impacts could be even greater than initially expected. While these impacts and their severity vary, we know that New England ­will face higher temperatures, more…
Climate Change Putting Waterfront Access in Massachusetts at Risk
At CLF, we ask ourselves every day, “Are our communities ready for climate change?” When it comes to public waterfront access in Massachusetts, the answer is a resounding no. Waterfront parks and open spaces, including parts of the iconic Harborwalk, are already flooding during high tides and Nor’easters. Increasing sea level rise, along with more…
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…

 

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