...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.

The role of legislation in critical infrastructure resilience

The Resilience Shift recognises that, to promote a shift in how the resilience of critical infrastructure is delivered in practice, decision makers need a common understanding of ‘what’ resilience is and why it matters, tools and approaches that will equip them to put resilience thinking into practice, and a clear understanding of the drivers and incentives to shift practice towards resilience approaches.

Our work has told us that the drivers of change for critical infrastructure resilience come from three key areas: policy action (including legislation and regulation), financial incentives, and customer demand. There is no single solution for resilience, and most examples of successfully embedding resilience into practice result from a blend of levers.

This report explores the impact of a legislative policy instrument used in the state of Victoria, Australia, and relating to the resilience of critical infrastructure. Based on in-depth interviews with infrastructure owners and operators, it highlights how legislation, as a policy instrument, can drive more comprehensive resilience approaches, both within organisations and at a sector and cross-sector level.

Legislation is an important piece of the overall puzzle, and there are valuable findings from this work, that can inform the strengthening of critical infrastructure resilience in other sectors and geographies.

We are delighted to have supported the authors in producing this report.

Publication date: 31 July, 2019
Authors: Nader Naderpajouh, Juri Matinheikki, Madeline Hills Published by: Resilience Shift in collaboration with RMIT University