Working for Cities (WfC) was set up by a group of urban development professionals in 2014. Based out of Hong Kong, the firm’s experience is founded on extensive project work in the cities of the Asia-Pacific region.

The firm works worldwide, but with its roots firmly anchored in an intimate understanding of the Asian urban experience. 


Director & 







Nicholas Taylor

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 for various architecture and urban design sector 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.

WfC works with a network of urban specialists who are committed to innovative solutions to all types of urban challenges.

We work worldwide to build tailored approaches to urban projects.