The Resilience Shift is a global initiative to catalyse resilience within and between critical infrastructure sectors. It is funded by Lloyd's Register Foundation, with Arup as host institution, working with a diverse network of grantees.
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The safety and well-being of billions of people relies on infrastructure being able to deliver critical services – providing, protecting and connecting us – whatever the future has in store.
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Join the growing community of experts engaged in doing resilience, valuing resilience, and scaling up resilience across sectors and industries.
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Our research, shaped and conducted by a broad range of collaborators, is addressing the major challenges in critical infrastructure resilience. Many of our publications are available to download.
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Our regularly updated blog contains news, features, interviews, conference reports and opinion pieces, bringing together insights from resilience practioners both within and from outside The Resilience Shift.
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Could you lead our global change programme? We are seeking a new Global Director to inspire and drive resilience thinking and practice in the planning, design and operation of critical infrastructure systems.
The round-table series continues with a focus on developing a shared understanding of advances in sophisticated city-scale models and simulations, and their applications in supporting infrastructure resilience.
Our workstreams and project plans reflect our long term vision
Through research conducted in our first year of the Resilience Shift, we identified three opportunity areas, now matured into work streams, each supporting a set of activities.
Ways & Means
Focusing on ways to make resilience tangible, practical and relevant by equipping experts and decision makers with the tools, approaches, technology, and educational practices needed to put resilience into practice. This requires clarity on the key concepts that matter to professionals, be they designers, engineers, asset owners, investors, or regulators.
This workstream focuses on incentivising resilience. It acknowledges the extent that what a client asks for and what their supply chain can do depends strongly on incentives emerging from standards setting bodies, public policy including regulation, as well as from insurance and the finance industries, and public viewpoints.
Application to Sectors
The third area of work applies resilience in practice within and between different sectors with sector leaders. This will allow us to test ideas about design and engineering to protect, provide and connect, rather than to build and operate a specific asset. We have selected the water sector for the first theory-to-practice partnership.
What do you know about critical infrastructure resilience?
Our publications, shaped and conducted by a broad range of collaborators, are addressing the major challenges in critical infrastructure resilience and helping us to plan where we are going next on our journey to make critical infrastructure more resilient.
Looking back, looking forward
December 2018 marked the end of the Resilience Shift’s second year. Juliet Mian, Technical Director, reflects on the previous year and assesses the impact that our work is starting to have. Highlights from 2018, shared throughout the year in our blogs, make for satisfying reading when collated together.
Global supply chains project launches
The global supply of food is a highly interconnected system, dependent on multiple sectors. A new project explores the dependency of supply chains on critical infrastructure, with an initial focus on food.
The Resilience Shift in numbers
"Resilience matters, at its simplest, because of the uncertainties we face. To deliver the right impact, we must continually check that we are doing the right thing. Who is this for, how will it make their lives better, and what do they want? Our outputs must have quality and substance, developed with rigour to be of real value for all those working to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure."
Juliet Mian, Technical Director
Organisations engaged with
Grantees from 12 countries
Workshop participants in 2018
Countries in our global community