...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.

International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure

At the end of 2020, we celebrated one year since global leaders first came together to identify the biggest gaps facing infrastructure climate adaptation and resilience, and to understand how the engineering community could act as a catalyst for action. With The Resilience Shift as a founding member, the journey began with a signed declaration to move forward through a 'Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure.'

The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure is a growing global coalition of change agents from across the engineering, investment, city and philanthropic communities. This coalition continues to broaden participation across other stakeholder communities to accelerate innovation, adoption and scaling of strategic resilient and sustainable infrastructure solutions built upon a commitment to tangible and collaborative action.

Founding organizations

In the short term, the coalition's focus is on action and on expanding partnerships to make immediate progress throughout 2020 and into 2021.

Interim governance has been set up to be simple, led by the founding organisations with ASCE’s Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, Jerry Buckwalter as Chair.

Ths founding organizations are:

Supported by Dr. Cris Liban of LA Metro.

Action tracks

The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure is committed to driving practical sustainable infrastructure solutions to combat the effects of climate change around the globe. Each of the four initial action tracks is led by an executive-level industry expert.

Through regular leadership summits and action track meetings, leaders from across the infrastructure stakeholder spectrum that make up the ICSI membership will refine their individual commitments and together develop collective commitments in the form of viable and concrete action scopes and execution timelines to advance our shared vision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. By thinking globally while acting locally, the coalition will foster local action to address climate change and infrastructure sustainability/resilience issues worldwide.

We are developing inclusive networks of individuals and organizations committed to enacting the change we envision. This will depend on engagement and support from every sector of our economy as we seek to reimagine a more sustainable world.

Funding and financing

Led by Amanda Eichel, Executive Director, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy


Led by Jerry Buckwalter, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, ASCE

Leadership and whole-of-life costs

Led by Tom Lewis, Sector President, WSP USA and Dr. Cris Liban, Chief Sustainability Officer, LA Metro

Guidance, tools and standards

Led by Savina Carluccio, Project Leader, Resilience Shift

Icons from the Noun Project: Fund by Nareerat Jaikaew, Innovation by Chameleon Design, Leadership by Becris, Standards by Justin Blake