...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.

Reflections from the ICSI Roundtable Discussion at COP26

On 3 Nov 2021, the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), of which The Resilience Shift is a Founding Member, hosted a roundtable discussion at the COP26 Wood House in Glasgow.

The discussion focussed on issues at the heart of ICSI, and the engineering community’s role in bridging the gaps on climate, sustainability, and resilience for infrastructure. The event brought together key stakeholders in the sector, including ICSI’s Board members, and invited members of the public to join us in exploring the topic at hand.

ICSI has now published a short paper that outlines key takeaways of this roundtable discussion as well as information on newly launched ICSI initiatives such as Infrastructure Pathways, the Race to Resilience and a whitepaper on Green Recovery and Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure. These are a few of the knowledge resources and initiatives ICSI has produced that will help shift the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure from theory to practice, in turn supporting ICSI’s mission to create a global movement for engineering action.

The paper also emphasises the need for deep collaboration, or ‘Big C Collaboration’, that goes beyond lip service or surface-level partnerships and requires a deeper sharing of skills, resources, and vision in pursuit of a broader collective goal, alongside individual ambition. Through cross-sector collaboration, ICSI seeks to accelerate action and mobilize critical players to act on climate change under a collective vision for sustainable and resilient infrastructure that can transform communities across the globe.

Read the full paper here.

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