This content was originally published on The Resilience Shift website. The Resilience Shift, a 5-year programme supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, transitioned at the end of 2021 to become Resilience Rising. You can read more about The Resilience Shift’s journey and the transition to Resilience Rising here.
Senior decision makers working on infrastructure projects freely admit that they can struggle to grasp the concepts associated with resilience.
A team from Cambridge University’s Technical Services facilitated a roundtable event at Cambridge’s Moller Centre earlier this year for the Resilience Shift.
In this exploratory workshop, piloted with Arup Fellows, the Resilience Shift asked senior practitioners to explore different scenarios in groups. We found that when these senior leaders were encouraged to use anecdotes of real working experiences, they began to identify cases where a lack of resilience had hindered or improved a project.
These learnings have helped us to plan the next steps for how we work with senior decision makers in the field of critical infrastructure.