...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.

What can professional groups and institutions do to build resilience?

On a cold November day at the end of 2019, we brought together a broad mix of representatives from professional groups and institutions associated with development of the built environment.

Hosted by the Resilience Shift’s Technical Advisory Group from Cambridge University, the premise of this resilience round-table was to establish ways that professional institutions and associations can work together to accelerate change in how resilient infrastructure is delivered in practice.

We have published the workshop report that captures ideas and actions from the meeting, along with notes on the working sessions, and references of  works highlighted by those attending.

Participants were also invited to present a vignette of relevant activities for infrastructure resilience across their organisation and these provide a useful insight into the work they are doing already in areas complementary to our own.

Many ideas emerging from the discussion suggest a direction where the Resilience Shift becomes an organisation to convene and support other institutions. This does not mean that it always needs to be the lead organisation on the initiatives it supports.

“As for the infrastructure system as a whole, there is perhaps a need to take a systems approach to Resilience Shift, and understand how the combination of policy, industry and profession interventions might work synergistically together.” Participant reflection

We found clear agreement on the need for communication and collaboration within and between professional institutions and industry associations. This is not surprising given the intended purpose of the round-table, but the genuine desire to support this was reinforced.

There is an opportunity for industry institutions to advance resilience competency through education, qualification, and membership. Other industry associations could similarly advocate for and promote resilience competency throughout their membership. Evidence of related activity already underway was provided by the organisations represented at the round-table.

Find the report at https://www.resilienceshift.org/publication/round-table-institutions/


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