Kate Whitfield, RPP

Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP, LEED®AP is a Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Planner with 10 years of progressive experience in the Ottawa consulting industry. With her dual accreditation and her role as a project manager, Kate excels in tying together the planning, engineering, detailed design, and implementation elements of projects undertaken by Parsons.

As a Planner with experience in community planning, policy, Environmental Assessment (EA) and development approvals, Kate appreciates the public and private sector nuances of projects and uses her skills in engaging stakeholders in public settings.

Kate has a passion for the planning and geometric design of complete streets and active transportation. Current projects include the O’Connor Street bikeway (all 27 blocks) and the Nepean Trail and Akerson MUP Feasibility Study. With her LEED®AP certification, Kate has demonstrated her commitment and interest in green community infrastructure and a sustainable future for Ottawa.

Kate can be seen around Ottawa with her dutch cargo bike called a bakfiets. Affectionately called the bucket by her two young sons who are along for the ride, the bakfiets allows Kate an easy transition between her work commute, school drop-off/pick-ups, errands, or trips simply for fun.