About our programme
Our vision is that engineered structures and infrastructure will be not only safer (do not fail) but also better able to assure the continuity of critical functions. This is underpinned by two key impacts:
- Decisions made along the infrastructure lifecycle will account for how critical infrastructure contributes to the resilience of the larger socio-technical-ecological system.
- Critical infrastructure will be planned, designed, delivered, operated and maintained to serve communities (protect, connect, provide) under ordinary and extraordinary circumstances.
Through our work we will see evidence of six key outcomes pictured here. All of our projects, investments and events are designed to contribute towards these intended outcomes.
Our 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.
During our first year, we set our direction using a number of activities to help inform our choices, testing everything rigorously along the way. Those most promising ideas were turned into our first round of projects and in year two, we have been further putting theory into practice.
Understanding the Landscape
Last year, as part of our work to set up the Resilience Shift, we undertook a series of one-to-one interviews, focus group sessions and a global survey with Arup members. We have 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.
This poster summarises our vision, impacts, outcomes and activities.
This presentation provides an overview of our programme. You can find more presentation packs on our slideshare site.
We want you to spread the news about the Resilience Shift and provide here some materials you can use with your collaborators and teams.
Please get in touch via [email protected] with any feedback or requests for what you would find useful to help you share our work.
- Resilience Shift High-level Narrative
- Resilience Shift Introductory Presentation
- Resilience Shift Overview Presentation (short)
Understanding resilience value
Resilience value is a core concept for our programme. The value chain is a simple tool for understanding resilience value. We ensure that our projects consider each stakeholder in the value chain to build greater value overall.
Things we like
As part of our programme's activity we continually scan the news and views of others about resilience and related matters. When we find something we like, we share it with others on Twitter and in our own newsflow. This section of our website is where we keep a record of links we recommend for resilience practitioners.
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. At the end of year two we have over 30 grantees.