Creating Foresight-Fueled Action: Katie McPherson

Originally Recorded on June 4, 2021

As a leader in climate, disaster and community resilience, Katie McPherson has spent years working to understand and promote the conditions that contribute to social and economic wellbeing, adaptation and recovery. As Vancouver’s first Chief Resilience Officer, she discovered the transformative power of strategic foresight to reframe both narratives and solutions for some of the City’s greatest challenges. Today, she sees foresight as an essential tool for resilient futures. She recently settled in Whitehorse, Yukon and founded KM Resilience and Foresight Services. Through this new venture she collaborates with and convenes diverse perspectives to address challenges ranging from pandemic response to city governance to decarbonization.

Katie McPherson

Principal, KM Resilience & Foresight Services

As a leader in climate, disaster and community resilience, Katie McPherson has spent years working to understand and promote the conditions that contribute to social and economic wellbeing, adaptation and recovery. As Vancouver’s first Chief Resilience Officer, she discovered the transformative power of strategic foresight to reframe both narratives and solutions for some of the City’s greatest challenges. Today, she sees foresight as an essential tool for resilient futures. She recently settled in Whitehorse, Yukon and founded KM Resilience and Foresight Services. Through this new venture she collaborates with and convenes diverse perspectives to address challenges ranging from pandemic response to city governance to decarbonization.

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