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How #Turkey should make their #urban boom a #sustainable one. @embarqnetwork @embarqturkiye

Young women ride the tram in Antalya, Turkey. Antalya is one of Turkey’s second tier cities that currently faces the significant challenges of rapid urbanization and escalating rates of private motorization. Photo by Melissa Maples/Flickr. Turkey’s urban population has grown from 25% of its total population in the 1950s to 77% today – a figure well above its global counterpart of 52% . In a little more than half a century, rapid urbanization has transformed the country’s economic and demographic structure. Despite a modest decline in the rate of urban growth nationally to about 3% annually, sustained growth is still occurring in Turkey’s second tier metropolitan municipalities – cities that have less capacity to sustainably accommodate growth because they don’t attract as much investment as major urban centers, like Istanbul. Urban transport systems in cities like Antalya,...

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