...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.

Resilient Foundation Through Systems Thinking

This study provides suggestions on what a framework for developing resilience-based requirements and management structures. This is based on current best practice in Systems Engineering, and applicable to a range of sectors and technologies. The basis is to: Allow requirements to be articulated in a way which provides clear objectives and enables innovative solutions; Enable an organisation to establish its risk tolerance in such a manner that can be used to develop a platform for change; maintain line of sight back to the organisational values. The concept presented is that resilience principles can be useful for diagnosing systems. The findings summarise current activities and tools used in relation to building resilience of critical infrastructure.

Publication date: 16 June, 2017
Authors: Richard Look and Caroline Field