Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report Series

The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report Series

Showcasing best-practice infrastructure projects and initiatives from around the globe.

Built environment practitioners across the world need access to curated examples of innovative solutions that go beyond code-based minimum requirements or traditional standards. There are many inspiring examples of infrastructure that incorporate performance-based design, nature-based solutions, sustainable materials and more.

What Is The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report Series?

In an effort to highlight some of the exemplary climate-resilient infrastructure projects from around the world, ICSI has created The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report series. This series of publications is affiliated with the UN-backed Race to Resilience global campaign, which aims to catalyse action to enhance the resilience of 4 billion people from communities vulnerable to climate change by 2030.

ISSUE 1: A FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTATION

The first issue in the series focuses on implementation and showcases best-practice case studies and solutions from across the globe. From exemplary participatory processes to new and innovative ways to harness technology for sustainable development, the featured case studies each demonstrate ways to deliver solutions for infrastructure that work to uplift nature instead of dominate it, put human well-being at their core, and build climate resilience and adaptation. 

ISSUE 2: A FOCUS ON NATURE

The second issue of our Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report had a focus on nature and nature-based solutions.  More specifically, this issue took a closer look at the inter-relationship between infrastructure and nature and highlighted projects and solutions that incorporate nature in their design, processes, or materials, or that otherwise positively impact natural systems by mitigating and/or better adapting to climate change.

UPCOMING ISSUE 3: A FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY

This report will showcase available roadmaps, tools and emerging digital technologies, as well as projects and initiatives that have incorporated them, in the hope that these can serve as inspiration and guidance for practitioners seeking to advance climate resilience. The report will explore how digital technologies can enhance decision-making for climate resilience throughout the lifecycle of infrastructure, for example, by modelling physical climate risks and impacts, providing an assessment of the condition of existing infrastructure, or supporting efficient and reliable decision-making, before, during and after hazard events. The publication will highlight how emerging technologies can significantly reduce and/or manage risk uncertainties and complex interdependencies.

The call for contributions for Issue 3 is now open. See submission guidelines here.