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The Japanese-Australian Multifunction Polis : context and issues

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Hilary Winchester, B Chalkley
The Multifunction Polis (MFP) is jargon for a proposed Japanese-Australian new city, which is currently the subject of a major feasibility study. The joint project is expected to result in a new city in Australia of 50 000-100 000 population, but its location and viability have yet to be determined. The MFP is viewed by both governments as highly significant for future industrial, urban and international development in the Pacific region. This article examines the background to the MFP concept, the issues being considered by the feasibility study, and the motives and perceived benefits for both partners. Some of the possible problems are also outlined, particularly those of social polarisation.

History

Volume

27

Issue

2

Start Page

273

End Page

281

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1360-063X

ISSN

0042-0980

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Sage

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Dept. of Geographical Sciences;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Urban studies.

Exports

CQUniversity

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