...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 Leadership: Learning from crisis (Pre-publication extract)

During a crisis, what does it mean to be resilient?

As part of our work to learn from crisis, twelve senior leaders from corporations and cities across the globe took part in an experimental programme of weekly reflective conversations over sixteen weeks of the Covid-19 crisis. The real-time insights and learning from these conversations were captured week by week, following the personal and professional journey that each individual took during this challenging time.

This new report by The Resilience Shift explores the difference between ‘Resilient Leadership’ – the qualities of an individual leader, and ‘Leadership for Resilience’ – that enhances the resilience of the organisation, institution or society they lead.

Resilience matters for infrastructure and for leadership in an interconnected world. The Resilient Leadership project explores the behaviours of leaders, in different contexts – what works and what doesn’t, the findings from which are highly relevant to anyone in the infrastructure value chain, and much more widely.

How to get the Resilient Leadership report

The full report on Resilient Leadership will be published shortly. Click here to reserve an advance copy or send an email to resilientleadership@resilienceshift.org.

Publication date: 23 September, 2020
Authors: Siddharth Nadkarny, Peter Willis, Femke Gubbels, Seth Schultz