7 Billion Humans | Urbanization: Turkey is Now 70% Urban | Nisance Immigrant Neighborhood | Istanbul

Turkey is Now 70% Urban | Nisance Immigrant Neighborhood | Istanbul

Turkey is Now 70% Urban | Nisance Immigrant Neighborhood | Istanbul

The rapid urbanization in many developing countries over last half century seems to have accompanied by excessively high level of concentration of the urban population in large cities. The rapid urbanization in many developing countries over the past half-century seems to have been accompanied by excessively high levels of concentration of the urban population in very large cities. In Turkey, migration from rural to the large cities had begun in 1950’s. The tendency of the population accumulation has same period of time with other countries of the World. In 1950, one third of the worlds people lived in cities and just fifty years later, this proportion has risen to one half and will continue to grow to two thirds, and 6 billion people, by 2050.

This is the Nisanca neighborhood and this street reminds me of a 1940s set for a movie about immigration.  This area is right next to the detention center for illegal aliens in Turkey, so some of these people are here waiting for family members or waiting for visas to go to other countries.

Buy This Image