• A safer and better world through resilient infrastructure

We will shift the global approach to designing, delivering and operating critical infrastructure, to make it more resilient.

Faced with an increasingly uncertain future, and with the majority of people living in cities, the safety and well-being of billions of people relies on critical infrastructure being able to provide key services, to protect us and connect us, whatever the future has in store.


Our world is changing, and shocks and stresses have an ever more global impact due to the interconnected nature of modern life. We want to inform and encourage those involved with all aspects of critical infrastructure systems by sharing knowledge and experience.

What we are doing

We are promoting a shift in practice towards:

  • Ensuring infrastructure systems remain functional in diverse conditions.
  • Considering infrastructure as socio-technical systems and systems-of-systems.
  • Defining critical infrastructure systems in terms of how they protect, connect and provide for society.

We are focusing on:

  • Tools, approaches, knowledge and technology needed to make resilience tangible, practical and relevant to those developing, designing, financing, and operating critical infrastructure.
  • Incentives that drive decision making including standards, policy, finance and insurance.
  • Transferring learning from one sector to another, and exploring infrastructure interdependencies.

About the programme

The Resilience Shift is a Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) initiative delivered by Arup. It addresses the recommendations of the LRF Foresight review of resilience engineering

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