...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.

Building climate resilience with Infrastructure Pathways

Calling those involved in every stage of the infrastructure creation lifecycle to attend our workshop, part of London Climate Action Week, to help us create new guidance for resilient infrastructure that’s fit for the future.

Why resilience matters

Right now, trillions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure expenditure is being planned. If we don’t take a systematic approach to putting resilience at the heart of infrastructure projects, it will be impossible to meet society’s needs for sustainable and resilient infrastructure. The impact that the climate crisis is having on our day-to-day lives is increasingly obvious, so our infrastructure needs to be designed with these extra stresses front of mind.

Infrastructure Pathways – creating new guidance for resilient infrastructure

Infrastructure Pathways is a project to create a comprehensive set of guidance documents, for all stages of the infrastructure lifecycle, that puts resilience front and centre.

There are many excellent guidance documents to help different stakeholders enhance the resilience of their infrastructure systems to climate change. Infrastructure Pathways aims to organise, consolidate and synthesise what exists in the market already, using a consistent framework that provides users with practical, achievable actions for each phase of infrastructure development.

Infrastructure Pathways is not just a report. It is intended to function as a resource to be referenced by practitioners as they go about their work. There will be two key outputs: a traditional publication and a web platform, both with curated references, tools and resources.

The aim is to create consistency in language and approach, for non-experts and experts alike, to use across the infrastructure lifecycle. The website will be an interactive, filterable online platform that allows users to easily identify and explore guidance relevant to their needs.

We need your help

Thu, 1 July 2021
17:00 – 18:00 BST

We are inviting all those with an interest in infrastructure to join us for a focused workshop to discuss and share their work to date. We also hope to identify individuals and organisations to join the user testing group for the forthcoming report and online platform. In addition, we are seeking input from those interested in piloting and/or disseminating Infrastructure Pathways following the global launch in the Autumn of 2021.

You can register for our free event, part of London Climate Action Week, here

Find out more

With climate resilience front of mind, Infrastructure Pathways is a new initiative by the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, led by The Resilience Shift and in partnership with Arup. The initiative brings together stakeholders from across the infrastructure lifecycle to map existing guidance and provide line of sight for practitioners to embed climate resilience within infrastructure. You can read more about the project on our Infrastructure Pathways page.

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