...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.

Engineering a Safer Future: Summary

Summary report: What has the Covid-19 pandemic taught us about future opportunities for change?

At The Resilience Shift, we have long recognised that the past is an increasingly unreliable predictor of the future, and that deep uncertainty around challenge and risk is felt across many sectors. In 2020, the rapid global impacts of Covid-19, and its consequences across every aspect of the work that Lloyd’s Register Foundation supports, provided a unique opportunity for us all to consider the transformations we’d like to see as we emerge from this crisis.

Together, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and The Resilience Shift have developed this series of conversations as an antidote to the pervasive online ‘noise’ that confronts us as we seek serious discussion and meaningful insight into the ramifications of this crisis. We sought to bring together innovators working within the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s grant programme, joined by outside subject matter specialists, with the aim of surfacing insights on the likely scale and permanence of changes that Covid-19 has triggered.

Our participants also examined how we approach infrastructure systems and interdependencies, and what the pandemic can tell us about our existing preparedness and horizon-scanning practices.

With the five sessions respectively focused on safety at work, data and information systems, education, infrastructure and public understanding of risk, this series explores both the impact of disruption and how disruption can create windows of opportunity for change.

Publication date: 16 February, 2021
Authors: Amy Leitch, The Resilience Shift; Will Newton, Arup; Akshaya Kannan, Arup