...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.

Considering the importance of upstream actions for resilience

Dr Juliet Mian was a speaker and panellist at this this year’s Asia-Pacific Transport Forum, taking place as a Virtual Meeting from 24-28 August 2020. Organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Forum brings together representatives from ADB’s Developing Member Countries, industry practitioners and the ADB community to exchange knowledge and ideas on key transport issues, particularly in these times of unprecedented challenges to transport and human mobility imposed by the ongoing pandemic.

In her capacity as Deputy Executive Director of The Resilience Shift, Juliet participated in the session: Emerging Stronger: Upstream Actions for Environmental, Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Transport Infrastructure.

She highlighted work from our programme of activities that demonstrates the importance of upstream actions for resilience, in particular our policy work and recent round table with national infrastructure commissions and bodies. She also talked about transferring knowledge between sectors, in particular the learning from our work in the water sector, supporting the City Water Resilience Approach with its end to end multi-stakeholder collaboration to build urban water resilience across a catchment. This is inspiring how we are approaching work in the transport sector including our major new project on resilience for ports. Finally she highlighted the role of resilient leadership and how leaders must build in resilience upstream to create transformative change.

The session focused on how severe damage and disruption to transport networks in recent decades has highlighted the importance of ensuring systems are environmentally sound, and resilient to the impacts of disasters and climate change.

Beyond tackling these challenges at a project level, there is growing global recognition that more transformative changes can be brought about through upstream actions to build transport system resilience such as strategic planning, risk and resilience assessment, and capacity development.

This session shared international and regional examples and good practice perspectives on upstream actions to enhance environmental, climate change and disaster resilience of transport infrastructure to geophysical hazards and extreme weather events.

It was also an opportunity to stimulate discussion on how to create an enabling environment for longer term sustainability and resilience of transport services.

This session took place on Wednesday 26 August from 10.00-11.30H (GMT+8) on Zoom. To register for the Forum please go to their website at https://adb.eventsair.com/virtual-asian-transport-forum-2020/

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