...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.

TEDxCountdown to set the scene for ‘Resilient Leadership’. Register for launch event

During a crisis, what does it mean to be resilient? What should leaders focus on to build a safe, sustainable and resilient future?

After a sixteen-week project bringing together senior leaders to reflect in real time on the challenges of leading during the Covid-19 crisis, The Resilience Shift is launching its new report: ‘Resilient Leadership: Learning from Crisis’.

Webinar: Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 15.45-17.00 BST (GMT +1).

Register here to join the launch and to receive a preview copy of the full report.

You can also download an extract of the report here, recently shared at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Digital Summit.

Counting down to a safe, sustainable and resilient future

We are excited to be launching the report in the context of the TEDxCountdown project, the global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. As a TEDxCountdown network partner, we believe that resilient leadership will be critical to steering us through the critical decision making and deep uncertainties that we will encounter in the countdown to zero carbon. We also believe that decarbonisation and resilience must go hand in hand for a safe, sustainable and resilient future.

Our digital doors will be open at 15.45pm to hear inspiring presentations curated from TedxCountdown’s global launch on 10 October. From 16.00 – 17.00 we bring together a panel of participants with the instigators who began the experiment to learn from crisis in real-time with a question: What if we could be a fly on the wall as senior leaders navigate the challenges of Covid in real-time?

Sign up here for the launch event

About the Resilient Leadership project

The visual reflection from the final session

As part of the global goal to learn from the crisis, The Resilience Shift, in partnership with the Resilient Cities Network, brought together diverse senior leaders from corporations, the World Bank and cities across the globe to answer those questions, taking part in an experimental programme of weekly reflective conversations over sixteen weeks of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • 12 Global Leaders over 16 Weeks
  • 75 hours of recordings and 21 podcast episodes
  • 127 powerful insights and 14 Summaries and Visualisations

This new report captures the insights that emerged along the way, and the lessons for leadership when dealing with a major crisis. It explores the difference between ‘Resilient Leadership’ and ‘Leadership for Resilience’ and how the use of reflective learning makes better leaders. The lessons learned are applicable to emerging and established leaders from not only the infrastructure value chain but public and private sector. See report preview.

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