...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.

Resilience tools: Bringing users and developers together to improve practice

This report comes from the Resilience Shift’s work to identify, assess and promote adoption of the tools and approaches that contribute to assessing and enhancing the resilience of critical infrastructure, making them accessible to professionals and decision makers with a role in planning, designing, operating and maintaining critical infrastructure.

The Resilience Shift seeks to catalyse significant change by making resilience tangible, practical and relevant. If this change happens, “engineered structures and infrastructure will be not only safer (do not fail) but also better able to assure the continuity of critical functions” under both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances.

Many professionals with a role in planning, delivering and operating critical infrastructure still struggle with this deceptively simple question: What can I do differently on Monday morning if I am to build or enhance resilience of the critical infrastructure that I finance/plan/procure/design/deliver/own/ operate/maintain?

A shift of resilience from theory to mainstream practice can be achieved by empowering practitioners to make better decisions and embrace different ways of thinking and working.

To enable this, we need access to the right tools and approaches to assess and enhance resilience. It is equally important to have clarity on the key concepts, goals and value created, that matter to all users along the value chain of critical infrastructure.

We are on a journey to implementation of resilience. This report provides a greater understanding of the challenges ahead and of the support that is required to put resilience into practice through wider adoption of tools and approaches for resilience.

We would like to thank our partners who have helped us along the journey: The Schumacher Institute for bringing into our work their pioneering human factors lens to implementation of resilience, 100 Resilient Cities, Arup and Global Infrastructure Basel for convening innovative and insightful workshops, Dr Igor Linkov, Peter J Hall, Marcela Ruibal and Nancy Kete for being trusted advisors and critical friends and MMI Thornton Tomasetti for their input on developing the value-based approach. Finally, our thanks go to all the attendees to the workshops for their time and positive contributions.

Publication date: 14 May, 2019
Authors: Savina Carluccio, Áine Ní Bhreasail