...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 resilience of global supply chains

We are dependent on global supply chains for our food, goods, commodities, and other materials essential for the smooth running of our economy and the wellbeing of society. But what happens when supply chains break? What if the critical infrastructure supporting them fails?

The Resilience Shift is pleased to announce the publication of two new reports presenting the findings from research into the dependency of global supply chains on critical infrastructure resilience.

These reports present insights obtained in 7 workshops held around the globe, seeking to benchmark how the resilience of critical infrastructure is understood and dealt with in practice. Results present a global view of current practice, highlighting common themes and regional and organisational differences.

The primary report summarises key findings from all workshops, while the companion report contains individual insights from all 7 workshops.

The workshops brought together 70 representatives from organisations connected with food supply chains in cities as different as San Francisco, New York, Manchester, Madrid, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Brisbane. These cities provide a diverse context of coastal vs inland, varying natural and manmade hazards, and differing political contexts. Participants included stakeholders from across the food supply chain, including representatives from government and policy makers, consultants, academia, logistics providers and infrastructure operators, among others.

These workshops are a stepping stone in understanding how complex global supply chains rely on the resilience of transport, energy, water and communications to retain functionality under diverse shocks and stresses.

We recognise that an improved visibility and common understanding of the wider system across supply chains is required in order to take steps towards a joined-up approach to improve resilience in practice. The Resilience Shift will continue to explore how to contribute towards a common understanding of resilience across different sectors.

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