Working for Cities (WfC) was set up by a group of urban development professionals in 2015. Based out of Hong Kong, the firm’s experience is founded on extensive project work in the cities of the Asia-Pacific region.

We work worldwide, but we have our roots firmly anchored in the Asian urban experience. 


Nicholas Taylor, Founder and Director

Nicholas holds a Dual Masters in Urban Policy and Planning (LSE and Sciences Po) and a BA from University College London. He has worked on urban development in the private and non-profit sectors from London, Paris, Bangkok, Hong Kong and New York.

His clients have included the Asian Development Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, Oxfam, UNDP, UNESCO, UN-ESCAP and UN-Habitat as well as various architecture and urban design firms.

Observing the ways in which urban planning is often surpassed in developing world cities, and sector-specific practices sometimes jeopardize the integrity of urban systems, he founded Working for Cities in order to help organisations and businesses drive projects that make sense for cities and localities.