...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.

REA Symposium – a forum for ideas and collaboration

The 8th Resilience Engineering Association (REA) symposium took place in the port city of Kalmar in southern Sweden last week from 24 – 27 June, inviting “practitioners, scholar and innovators to share ideas, discuss approaches and to jointly develop concepts and strategies on how to embrace resilience to prepare today’s society for tomorrow’s challenges”.

The Resilience Shift was represented by the project leader of its work on resilience tools and approaches, Áine Ní Bhreasail, and by the Lloyds Register Foundation’s Jan Reier Huse who presented a paper on the work of the Resilience Shift.

Áine ran a workshop alongside The Schumacher Institute‘s Simon Gill and Mairi McLean that investigated resilience implementation issues.

Attendees to the workshop fed back that “this is what I was looking for when I looked at the conference programme…this gave me valuable feedback on a problem at the front of my mind.” The Action Learning methodology, used in previous workshops for this project, is one method by which resilience implementation issues can be teased out and solutions found.

Participants in the workshop also got an update on the Resilience Shift Toolbox, a useful resource for practitioners who wish to find a tool to incorporate resilience into their infrastructure – whatever stage of the lifecycle it is at, and whatever sector it is in.

Áine said, “The workshops went well and we got great feedback from the people who attended. With small and engaged groups, we were able to focus on and unpick a number of issues successfully within our action learning sets”.

The theme the Resilience Engineering Association chose for the symposium was “Scaling Up and Speeding Up” and examples were presented from a variety of industries that are doing just that. Attendees hailed from construction, energy, water, healthcare, air transport, digital services and many more, but it was clear that they all faced similar issues.

Infrastructure was a central theme across the symposium, with two sessions focused on this topic. Speakers and panellists agreed that resilience was not something that infrastructure has, but rather how it behaves. There is no one silver bullet for practitioners, but skill and care needed to choose the right tool for each situation.

Áine also interviewed Pedro Ferreira (the General Secretary of the Resilience Engineering Association). This interview will be published shortly.

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