...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.

Exploring the impact of policy

The Resilience Shift is working with the University of Melbourne to develop common understandings of critical infrastructure policy. 

Differing interpretations of government versus market interventions, or voluntary versus mandatory standards, can challenge conversations between investors, technicians, asset managers and policy makers.

This project will clarify the suite of policy instruments commonly used in infrastructure policy and specify policy challenges unique to critical infrastructure resilience.  The final report will provide important context for all government and private sector interventions supporting critical infrastructure resilience. 

Dr Svenja Keele from the University of Melbourne is leading the project.

Her research seeks new ways to govern complex environmental problems like climate change, urban resilience and energy transitions. She is interested in how states, markets and expertise interact to shape policy and create new frontiers for innovation. Dr Keele has a professional background in environmental consulting and public policy.

The Resilience Shift is also working with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) to examine the influence of the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Regulation in Victoria Australia on infrastructure owner and operators.  The research explores:

  • How the regulation is perceived by infrastructure owners, operators and policy makers
  • How the legislation is affecting organisational practices and why are these effects being realised
  • The capacity for infrastructure owners and operators to respond to the legislation
  • Comparative interpretations and experiences across the value chain and infrastructure types

Outcomes from the research will provide unique insights into the advantages and challenges of regulative policy approaches to achieve critical infrastructure resilience.

Dr Nader Naderpajouh from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)  is leading the project. As an educator, researcher, and consultant, his expertise spans the areas of resilience, systems theory, organisational studies, institutional theory, innovation sciences, and infrastructure management. He has received several awards for his publications, projects, and academic works and he is the RMIT Europe Fellow in 2019. 

The Resilience Shift appoints grantees through a number of different routes and direct awards are used where they are considered more efficient for smaller-scale funding.

See the project page for more information.

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