...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.

How do you develop a successful industry rating scheme? Listen to those involved.

“There’s no point building sustainable infrastructure if we know it lacks resilience” – David Singleton, Former Chairman, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.

The Resilience Shift has captured the journey of how the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) worked with industry to develop a third party, independent Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme to measure sustainability performance on new infrastructure projects.

In collaboration with Nation Partners and ISCA, the film interviews infrastructure sustainability experts from across Australia. They share their experiences in establishing a successful industry-led IS rating scheme, now including a resilience credit, including the enablers and challenges of developing a tool that is now mandated by most state governments in Australia.

Watch the video below to understand their insights.


The scheme was initially begun in February 2012 and has developed over time. ISCA, industry and government recognise that infrastructure must not be only sustainable, but resilient, to respond to challenges such as natural disasters, population growth, terrorism and rising temperatures.

Version 2.0 of the scheme now includes a resilience theme and credit that requires resilience to be addressed in the planning, design, delivery and operation of infrastructure.

The best way to gauge the current value of the tool was that in 2013 the total value of projects that were registered i.e. people who wanted to take up the tool and measure their sustainability performance, was $3 billion dollars (Aus). At the end of 2018, the total value was $100 billion dollars (Aus)” –  Menno Henneveld, Former Commissioner, Mains Roads Western Australia.

Mandating the consideration of resilience through the IS rating scheme will enable cities and regions to respond to the changing environment and future challenges.

Listen to some of those involved with the scheme:

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