...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.

Fostering resilience-oriented thinking in engineering practice

Fostering Resilience-oriented thinking in Engineering Practice is a paper published in ICE, the Institution of Civil Engineering’s journal. The paper is a result of roundtable discussions convened by Resilience Shift to discuss the resilience of critical infrastructure systems. The paper is one of a range of initiatives to help advance the application of resilience thinking in developing and managing critical infrastructure systems. 

The roundtables were held in the UK (London), USA (Berkeley) and New Zealand (Christchurch) and were intended to bring together a diverse group who would not typically have an opportunity to engage with each other. Participants included asset owners, council officers, health specialists, engineering design specialists, community leaders and academics.

The discussions were wide ranging but the US roundtable, in Berkeley, focussed on ports and their supporting infrastructure systems and the discussions in Christchurch reflected on the experiences recovering from the earthquakes there in 2010 and 2011.  

The findings of the paper emphasise that multi-agency coordination and collaboration is required to advance resilience thinking in professional practice and to move beyond traditional risk-based paradigms.”  

Another key conclusion is that a lack of strategic oversight to coordinate response to resilience is a core barrier to the coordination of resilience thinking across organisations, but there is strategic and operational value in convening people from different organisations and sectors to explore infrastructure resilience.” 

Publication date: 22 April, 2020
Authors: Kristen MacAskill, Francesca O’Hanlon, Peter Guthrie OBE, Juliet Mian