...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.

Developing and Accelerating Procurement Practices to Enable Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

The procurement phase presents perhaps the most critical opportunity to deploy sustainable infrastructure; procurement processes that consider social, economic and environmental factors are able to drive sustainability across the infrastructure lifecycle.

ICSI’s Position Paper ‘A Review of the Landscape of Guidance, Tools and Standards for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure’ has identified that there is a lack of advice for implementing sustainable and resilient procurement practices across the whole infrastructure lifecycle. This short paper expands upon the identified gaps around procurement that were identified in this Position Paper to develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It then provides the potential use cases that have been identified to help embed procurement guidance, tools and standards. Finally, the paper puts forward several actions for ICSI to implement in order to address the identified gaps.

This paper is an output of the Guidance, Tools and Standards Action Track.

Publication date: 1 September, 2021
Authors: Savina Carluccio (Resilience Shift), Dr Oliver Pritchard (Resilience Shift) and Louis Andrews (Arup)