Moira O’Neill

Columbia University’s Urban Community Health Equity Lab, Columbia Law's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Moira O’Neill is an Associate Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Urban Community Health Equity Lab and Columbia Law’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. She holds additional academic appointments as a Senior Research Fellow at BerkeleyLaw’s Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment and in the Institute of Urban and Regional Development at UC Berkeley. Moira’s research is at the intersection of city planning and local government law. Her current projects explore the local regulation of land to increase public benefits, broadly. She is the Principal Investigator of a study that explores how local and state land use regulations interact to slow or accelerate equitable infill development and of another study that explores sustainable school meal reform.  Her research and teaching build on more than a decade of professional experience in legal practice and consulting for public entities.

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