Information & Strategy Office
|In severe financial conditions, many municipalities are attempting to focus on policies for the efficient and effective financial operation. What is the necessary policy for the social and economic development? Municipalities are also expected to engage in marketing.
‘Information & Strategy Office’ was set up in URC as an advisory team serving for Fukuoka City with a mission to contribute to the economic growth of Fukuoka City.
In daily operation, it collects and analyzes data and information, consults to city bureaus and the general public, builds up policy options and recommends priorities to support Mayor’s decision making.
|Positioning Fukuoka on the global mapUncertain times ahead
- We are now living and working in the era of increasing uncertainty. In the last few decades the world has changed (and is changing today) by four key drivers; 1) internet (from 1.0 to 3.0), 2) explosion of world population, 3)advanced mobility of goods and people, and 4) energy revolution (from fossil to green).
- To survive and thrive in such an era of uncertainty, the following “nine principles” have been advocated by wise leaders including Kiyoshi Kurokawa: 1) Resilience, instead of Strength, 2) Risk, instead of Safety, 3)Systems, instead of Objects, 4) Compasses, instead of Maps, 5) Pull, instead of Push, 6) Practice, instead of Theory, 7)Disobedience, instead of Compliance, 8) Crowds, instead of Experts, 9) Learning, instead of Education
The rise of regional economies
June 20, 2013
Data is the basis for planning.
Data indicates “fact” at a certain point in time from a certain point of view.
|Fukuoka Growth 04 Crossroads of Diversified Talent and Workforce (13/08/2013 Version1.0)|
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|A lot of “workers” gather in Fukuoka city.
Fukuoka city has many workplaces and diversified employees.
Not only the Fukuoka citizens but also people who live in surrounding Fukuoka Metropolitan Area
work in Fukuoka city and produce plenty of values.Every year, more than 100 thousand people move into and move out from Fukuoka city,
which explains the nationally distinctive feature of the city with many replacements of residents.
The city attracts many people, in particular young generation.
Meanwhile, many people move out from Fukuoka city every year,
especially the number of university graduates who move out to other prefectures is remarkable,
which indicates the talent drain of people who could generate added value in the city.
Although Fukuoka city has many female workers,
they resign from their permanent employed position and start working part-time or on temporary basis.
These trends give us a glimpse of circumstances where the talents and skills of married women are not adopted sufficiently.
In Fukuoka city, relatively many people who are engaged in jobs which can be sorted as in
Currently Fukuoka city does not have enough quality jobs to retain diversified talents, however,
The fact that Fukuoka city has many new residents can be considered
|*Click on the figures to enlarge.|
|Figure1. Number of Workers by Occupational & Gender classification in Fukuoka City
Figure2. Change in Daytime population, Major large cities