Over the past decade, a range of initiatives have sought to build resilience through increasing community assets, improving local governance, enhancing knowledge and awareness amongst vulnerable communities, and improving community infrastructure. We contend that for all their successes, these approaches have failed to engage with the underlying drivers of risk required to deliver sustainable change at scale. In essence, the state of play with enhancing urban community resilience is characterised by an incremental vision of change. This chapter makes a case for a pivot towards approaches that are more transformational in attempting to tackle the root causes of risk, deliver lasting change and catalyse broader changes while working across different scales of governance.