...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.

Search for our new Global Director

Could you lead our global change programme? We are seeking a new Global Director to inspire and drive resilience thinking and practice in the planning, design and operation of critical infrastructure systems.

The Resilience Shift’s purpose is to build a safer and better world by developing a global programme which will catalyse resilience engineering within and between society’s critical infrastructure. 

The ultimate benefit of a ‘resilience shift’ in the mindset of the world’s engineering practitioners will be greater security, plus enhanced safety of life, property and the environment.  

The Resilience Shift’s board is now seeking to appoint a Global Director who will raise the profile of this initiative and increase its global influence significantly by leveraging knowledge, processes and best practice in resilience engineering. This person will set the agenda, the vision, the strategy and the long-term direction of the RS programme.  

The Global Director will build a global community around the Resilience Shift agenda by bringing together international partners, collaborators, ambassadors, funders, investors, policy makers, infrastructure owners/operators and engineering practitioners around the world.  

Jo da Silva, Arup Fellow and Director International Development, who has pioneered Arup’s work on city resilience for many years, is Acting Programme Director.  

Jo says, “This is an exciting opportunity for the right person who will genuinely be able to contribute towards a safer and better world by bringing the resilience of critical infrastructure into the forefront of innovative thinking, helping to shift thinking and practice world-wide.”

To find out more please see our job advertisement or contact our executive search partner, The Perseus Partnership.

The closing date for applications for the Global Director appointment is on Friday, 1st March 2019.

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