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A value-based approach to infrastructure resilience


This paper includes the findings of MMI Thornton Tomasetti’s investigation into the measurement of resilience within infrastructure using systems thinking and focussed on value delivery. This paper provides a review of current practise across critical infrastructure sectors, based on a series of interviews undertaken with stakeholders from various UK infrastructure organisations. Gaps and opportunities were identified and an outline for a value-based approach to diagnosing, measuring and building resilience suggested. The performance of critical infrastructure sectors was also comparatively assessed using the suggested approach value metrics.

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The initial research was funded by the Resilience Shift whose focus is to do work, and support others to do work, that will shift the worldwide approach to resilience in practice (Look and Field 2017).

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Correspondence to Caroline Field.

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Field, C., Look, R. A value-based approach to infrastructure resilience. Environ Syst Decis 38, 292–305 (2018).

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  • Resilience
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Value
  • Systems thinking
  • Measurement