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

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…
Revived Bill Threatens Waterfront Public Access in Massachusetts
Last year, you took action to oppose a proposed bill that would have threatened public access to Boston’s waterfront and set a dangerous precedent for waterfront areas statewide. That bill died in the legislature last session but has since been revived and is up for debate by a key legislative committee next week. So now…
Boston’s Properties to Watch
Boston’s waterfront has remained ever-evolving throughout the city’s nearly 400-year history. Once one of the dirtiest harbors in the country, in recent years the waterfront has become a magnet for new housing and business development. This is primarily due to the massive clean-up the state was forced to undertake on behalf of Commonwealth residents. Boston…
Is New England Ready for a Hurricane Harvey?
UPDATE: As we head into the Labor Day weekend, Florida is preparing for Hurricane Dorian – which could strengthen to a category four storm by Monday. While we call our loved ones down South with reminders to stay safe, it’s also time to revisit whether or not New England is ready for extreme weather. Our…
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…

 

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