...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.

Resilience Shift in ambitious new consortium aiming to scale up systemic resilience

A new global non-profit consortium called Resilience Rising is launching to bring systemic change through collaboration to secure a more resilient and prosperous future for all.

Resilience Rising has been created by the leadership team behind The Resilience Shift, the initiative created by Arup and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and will be the parent company for The Resilience Shift from 2022 onwards. The Resilience Shift continues as a pillar of the consortium, bringing forward ground-breaking research and innovation.

Resilience Rising has received foundation funding from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation whose CEO, Richard Clegg said, “Lloyd’s Register Foundation are very proud to have created The Resilience Shift with Arup and funded its programme over the past 5 years.  I am delighted to witness its impact upon infrastructure, engineering and climate change adaptation.  The work of Resilience Rising will be pivotal in the next decade to deliver a safe, resilient and sustainable future for all.”

At launch, the consortium members include The Resilience Shift, Resilience First, International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), and Navigating a Changing Climate (NavClimate).

Resilience Rising will address the challenges that are currently standing in the way from ushering in the big, transformative, and systemic change we need. By breaking down silos, we harness the capacity for humans to collectively address major societal challenges by incorporating resilience in our networks and systems.

In the next few years, more funding than ever before will be granted by philanthropic organizations to address resilience and climate change adaptation. New organizations will spring up that do not have the capabilities and scale to leverage this investment at pace, risking fragmentation of funding, limited coordination and impact, or, leading to underperforming impact due to limited collaboration. Existing organizations are often so small that they never reach scale and lack the ability to invest in the resources that will drive scale.

We need a revolutionary approach to perpetuate continual change, reinvent the current funding paradigm, and unite organizations within a common orbit to drive change.

The world is dealing with increasingly complex and interconnected challenges that no one can solve on their own.  Bringing together multiple communities of practice under a shared purpose will reorient how we think about and influence change. By empowering leaders, providing expertise, and accelerating innovation, we will drive systemic change with a proven solution – resilience.

Resilience Shift, CEO, Seth Schultz, will become CEO of the new consortium. He said, “At a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty across the fragile systems that underpin our society, and a time of increasing funding for new solutions, we are re-imagining radical collaboration to bring about a global step change”.

“We will connect with and transform key communities of practice that are essential to swiftly ensure that resilience is understood and put into practice globally.  Our focus is to bring together organizations and initiatives to deliver a safe, resilient and sustainable future for all.”

You can find out more at www.resiliencerisingglobal.org

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