Blogs Written by Nicholas Taylor

A new model for economic growth and youth inclusion

Opinion Author: Nicholas Taylor

"The concept of the ‘sharing economy’ could be extended to thinking across the various types of Asian entrepreneurship and public participation." Investing in the skills of young people, start ups and the sharing economy, could be key to fostering socially inclusive economic growth in Asia, argues urban development consultant Nicholas Taylor. 

Thoughts on UCCR and Infrastructure Financing and Cities Following the ACCCRN Learning Forum

Takeaways Author: Nicholas Taylor

During the recent ACCCRN Learning Forum held in the city of Semarang, Indonesia the challenges of generating, initiating, researching, building, growing, and communicating urban climate change resilience (UCCR) were brought into keen focus. The million dollar questions on everybody’s lips at the end of the forum was: so, where do we go from here? And, how do we get there? 

ACCCRN Learning Forum concludes with sights firmly set on the future of resilience

Takeaways Author: Nicholas Taylor, Surasak Glahan

During this third and final day of the forum both speakers and participants focused on prospective thinking. On one hand the forum looked at how ACCCRN as a network will develop, as well as how it might shape or influence other Rockefeller Foundation work; on the other, representatives of younger Rockefeller Foundation efforts shared updates and emerging insights.

Big insights from ACCCRN Learning Forum

Takeaways Author: Nicholas Taylor, Surasak Glahan

At the end of the day of the second day of ACCCRN Learning Forum, Luca Allinovi from the Global Resilience Partnership and Jim Jarvie highlighted key findings.

Jim captured key highlights including the need for a top-down approach and government buy-ins in order to change policy. He pinpointed that building resilience is not a win-win solution but it is a win-lose solution. He also shared that an explicitly pro-poor approach was necessary to complementing community-based solutions.

TED Talks, short inspiring speeches by some of the ACCCRN program’s champions

Takeaways Author: Nicholas Taylor

During a set of “TED talks”, or short inspiring speeches by some of the ACCCRN program’s champions, 10 different speakers shared their stories of urban resilience. In one room a series of programmatic stories about urban resilience were explored, on the other, stories of multi-stakeholder engagement were shared.