Meera Deean is a senior urban designer at Utile. She is currently working with HR&A Advisors on Imagine Boston 2030, Boston’s first citywide planning effort in 50 years, and is a strategic planner on the Envision Cambridge citywide planning process. She has also managed the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Downtown Waterfront Planning Initiative, a Downtown West Study for Lawrence, Mass., the EPA’s Greening America’s Capitals project, and several corridor planning studies for Long Beach, California. In addition, she worked on the graphic design of the Boston Transportation Department’s new Complete Streets Manual and on the Go Boston 2030 planning process.
Meera studied art history at Williams College, and received a M.Arch. from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to joining Utile, she worked with Vincent James Associate Architects, Hashim Sarkis ALUD, and Kao Design Group. Meera serves on the board of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston, the editorial board of Architecture Boston magazine, and as co-chair of the Urban Design Committee of the Boston Society of Architects.