●What is Information & Strategy Office?
The ‘Information & Strategy Office’ was set up in URC (Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center) 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.
●”Fukuoka Growth 2014-2015 Global City Status”
September 3, 2014
02. Role of the Compact City Fukuoka
Note: Only top 10 countries and East Asian and Southeast Asian countries and regions are listed. Netherlands is specially listed as it has a direct flight to Fukuoka Airport.
From now on, in the fastest-growing Asian countries, non-megacities with relatively smaller scale urban areas such as the second or the third largest cities are expected to drive economic growth by taking advantage of their characteristics and strengths.
Fukuoka City is expected to carry out a concentrative and strategic practice, which is difficult for a megacity to conduct due to its hugeness. Fukuoka City should develop dramatic and speedy strategies by taking advantages as a compact city. Furthermore, enhancing a function as an international business hub, Fukuoka City should not miss this opportunity to take a stable position as the successful model of compact city in Asia.
- OECD Territorial Reviews “Competitive Cities in the Global Economy” (2006 [↩]