...in thinking

Resilience Engineered

Three films to demystify resilience, funded by The Resilience Shift, developed in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Summary for Urban Policymakers

A summary for urban policymakers, presenting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.

Resilient Leadership

Real-time learning from the Covid crisis was captured over 16 weeks of interviews with senior leaders, providing insights into what makes resilient leadership, and how to lead for resilience.

...in practice

Infrastructure Pathways

A resource for practitioners in search of clear, easy-to-navigate guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure, compiled from hundreds of leading resources, and organized by lifecycle phase.


Diagram of a working port


A multi-stakeholder, whole-systems approach is needed for ports to become low carbon resilient gateways to growth, as a meeting point of critical infrastructure systems, cities and services.


Resilience Realized

The Resilience Realized Awards recognise projects around the world at the cutting edge of resilience.

City Water Resilience Approach

CWI Wheel diagram


Download the step by step methodology to help cities collaboratively build resilience to local water challenges, mapped with the OurWater online governance tool, as used by cities around the world.

A strong base established, now to scale up our impact  

At the end of 2019, the Resilience Shift’s Programme Board took stock of progress in the year, and considered the findings of the programme’s mid-term review.

It was agreed that our work to date has made strong progress in its aims to create a body of knowledge and build a community of interest around critical infrastructure resilience. This puts us in a great position to build our impact in the coming years and make the difference we want to see in delivering resilience of critical infrastructure. Watch our 2019 highlights video.

Board and programme leadership, pictured from left to right, Xavier Aldea-Borruel, Programme Manager, Resilience Shift; Jan Reier-Huse, LRF; Michael Bruno, University of Hawai’i, Chair; Jo da Silva, Acting Programme Director, Resilience Shift (to 1 Jan 2019); Elaine Roberts, LRF; Peter Chamley, Arup; Juliet Mian, Programme Technical Director, Resilience Shift. Ruth Boumphrey, Mahadev Ramen, not pictured.


Scaling up with new direction and new leadership

As an initiative existing to inspire and empower a community to make the world safer through resilient infrastructure, we want to have an impact at a scale that can achieve the urgent shift needed. To do this we must influence decision-makers and practitioners across the value chain for critical infrastructure systems globally.

Moving in to 2020, our focus therefore will be to deliver impact at scale, and key to this is the appointment of a new Global Executive Director.

A new direction and new leadership will focus on forging partnerships to accelerate and amplify the much-needed shift in how infrastructure is financed, designed and operated.

Reflecting on the key successes to date, an established and accessible knowledge base has been built with outputs from completed work activities available on the Resilience Shift website including:

Looking forward to 2020

We are looking forward to shaping our strategic direction for 2020 and beyond, sharing this with you, and building on and out from what we have achieved to date.

Please do get in touch with us if you want to discuss ideas, opportunities or partnerships for the future.

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