...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.

EIS Council partnership uses Earth Ex to build resilience

Critical infrastructure sectors and services are interdependent on electricity supply to protect, connect and provide for individuals and societies. How will we cope in a ‘black sky’ catastrophe?

The Resilience Shift is partnering with the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS Council) to expand the ‘Earth Ex’ simulation exercises. This is a proven approach to understanding interdependencies in practice through a ‘black sky hazard’ scenario.

The goal is to learn how better to build multi-sector resilience, implementing Earth Ex sector exercises to allow critical infrastructure players to improve their planning to black sky events by adopting systems thinking, cross-sector approaches.

The Resilience Shift is hosting two Earth Ex events in the United Kingdom initially, in London, 28 February and Glasgow, 4 March 2019, in partnership with the EIS Council.

These will be a locally facilitated, “come as you are” exercise, helping corporate and government teams and community leaders to build interconnected resilience planning and to iteratively formulate materials for a coordinated, multi-sector resilience planning approach.

The EIS Council facilitates national and international collaboration and planning to protect our societies’ critical utilities against uniquely severe black sky hazards. It aims to enable utilities and their partners to develop and implement cost effective, consensus-based protection measures by hosting frameworks for sustained coordination, planning and best practice development.

It has developed an expanding multi-sector, systems engineering-framed resilience planning development effort specifically developed to discover and help resolve complex, interdependent disaster scenarios. This planning effort grew rapidly in recent years through the development and use of Earth Ex, a family of compelling, media-enhanced exercises.

The Resilience Shift expects that direct beneficiaries from this work will include government agencies that have a key role in both UK and multinational advance-planning and real time coordination, as well as a role in development of critical all-hazard tools.

It will also benefit corporations, including those directly providing critical infrastructure services, and those whose supplies and services are essential to the functionality of infrastructure providers.

The global Earth Ex exercise, for organisations or individuals, takes place this year on 21 August 2019 and is open to all. Register here.

For more on the Resilience Shift project on the electricity sector and interdependencies see our project page.

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