Our Approach

More people than ever depend on the critical infrastructure systems that provide essential energy, water, transport and communications services, and underpin food, healthcare and education. When this infrastructure fails the consequences can be catastrophic.

About the Resilience Shift initiative

The Resilience Shift exists to inspire and empower a global community to make the world safer through resilient infrastructure. More people than ever depend on the critical infrastructure systems that provide essential energy, water, transport and communications services, and underpin food, healthcare and education. When this infrastructure fails the consequences can be catastrophic.

Supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Arup, the Resilience Shift provides knowledge and tools for those responsible for planning, financing, designing, delivering, operating and maintaining critical infrastructure systems. Our aim is to ensure infrastructure systems are able to withstand, adapt to, and recover quickly from anticipated or unexpected shocks and stresses - now and in the future

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The journey so far

The Resilience Shift was set up in 2016 to address recommendations set out in the Lloyd's Register Foundation’s Foresight review of resilience engineering to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure.

The Resilience Shift, supported by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, is helping to build a global community equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to drive practice towards better, more resilient critical infrastructure and a safer world.

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Resources

Understanding the Landscape

As part of the agenda-setting work of the Resilience Shift, the initiative undertook a series of one-to-one interviews, focus group sessions and a global survey with Arup members. It has brought together the many diverse and informative responses into this report which collates findings from consultations (surveys, interviews and focus groups), reviews and desk studies, in order to define the ‘baseline’ of critical infrastructure resilience in practice.

Download it here.

Programme Overview

This presentation provides an overview of the Resilience Shift programme. You can find more presentation packs on this slideshare site.

 

Understanding resilience and resilience value

What is resilient infrastructure?

Resilience is the ability to withstand, adapt to changing conditions, and recover positively from shocks and stresses.

Resilient infrastructure will therefore be able to continue to provide essential services, due to its ability to withstand, adapt and recover positively from whatever shocks and stresses it may face now and in the future.

Resilience value

Resilience value is a core concept for the Resilience Shift. The value chain is a simple tool for understanding resilience value. All Resilience Shift projects consider each stakeholder in the value chain to build greater value overall.

Find out more about the Resilience Shift's value chain approach.

Resilience Shift collaborators

There are several different ways in which external organisations can collaborate with the Resilience Shift programme, that include vendor, fully-funded or partially-funded grantee, partner, or equity partner. We want to work with a wide range of collaborators across our projects, events and investments. To date there have been 40 grantees.

Six outcomes of a resilience shift