11. Asian entrepôt

Townsville orients northwards, with flows of people, goods and services to-and-from Asia being the norm.  We are a genuine entrepôt city, defined by our trading relationships that progressively transform the cultural and demographic mix of our population. Sporting and cultural exchange joins us to the Asian and Pacific regions, and define our sense of identity.

Some questions to think about:

  1. How does the constant ebbing and flowing of populations associated with trade affect the city’s sense of identity?
  2. What are the institutions that need to be put into place to govern the trading and financial relationships with partners to the North?

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