Research is required to establish new technologies, systems and design solutions to meet resilience challenges, including:

  • Improvements in flood resilience of structures and products
  • Water management
  • Improved temperature control in buildings
  • Managing the Urban Heat Island effect
  • Managing civil infrastructure assets

Relevant Links

Adaptation and Resilience to a Changing Climate (ARCC)


Department for Energy and Climate Change

Design for Future Climate Project Outputs

Environment Agency Climate Ready Programme Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Engineering the Future Group

Living With Environmental Change (LWEC)

UK Climate Impact Programme


Relevant Publications

Driving UK Infrastructure Forward, ACE
Climate Change Projections and Office Buildings Design: A Qualitative Study, CIBSE
TM55 Design for Future Climate: Case Studies, CIBSE
TM49 Design Summer Years for London, CIBSE
Climate Change Act, Designing Buildings Wiki
Future Proofing Construction, Designing Buildings Wiki
Planning for Floods, Designing Buildings Wiki
Pitt Review – Learning from the 2007 Floods, Designing Buildings Wiki
Reducing risk of future disasters: priorities for decision makers, Government Office for Science
Flooding: Engineering resilience – background research, ICE
Flood Resilience & Resistance for Critical Infrastructure, ICE
Resilience, Security & Risk in Transport, IET
Resilience & Cyber Security in the Built Environment, IET
Natural Disasters, Saving Lives Today Building Resilience for Tommorrow, ImechE
World population shift to urban areas is increasing risk of natural disasters, ImechE
Risks from natural hazards – the engineer’s response, ImechE
Global Risks 2012, ImechE
Transport Hierarchy, ImechE
UK2050 Energy Plan Making our Commitment a Reality, ImechE
Infrastructure, Engineering & Climate Change Adaptation, RAE
Global Water Security, RAE
Climate change guidance for architects and consumers, RIBA
Design for Future Climate, RIBA
Resilience & the City: Change, (dis)order and Disaster, RIBA