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 05 Gateway for People and Products (28/08/2013 Version1.0)|
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|Fukuoka City has all the terminals of sea route, sky route, and railroad
located in or near the city center.Also, Fukuoka Expressway directly connects the city center to the wider-area of road network.
The terminals located in the compact area relieve people from stress
Hakata Port has a history of “International Port” for more than 1,200 years.
As a gateway to the world, Fukuoka City could develop new potential in Kyushu and Japan
|Figure1. Top 7 Japan Airports & Ports, Number of Foreign Nationals Entering & Departing Japan (2012)|
|Figure2. Trends in Container Traffic at Hakata Port|
|*Click on the figures to enlarge.|