INFOGRAPHIC: Turkey Is Spending Billions on Construction. Where Is All the Money Going?

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INFOGRAPHIC: Turkey Is Spending Billions on Construction. Where Is All the Money Going?

This week’s Forefront details how Turkey has become a “constructocracy,” with “nearly $100 billion worth of construction projects on the drawing board. We’ve put together an infographic to show where the government is putting those billions.

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In this week’s Forefront story, David Lepeska explores the construction boom transforming Istanbul and other fast-growing global cities. He points to the tens of billions that will be spent on Mumbai’s new metro lines and the $600 billion per year China has allocated for its current housing push, while digging into Istanbul’s rapid-fire redevelopment. “Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” Lepeska writes, “has nearly $100 billion worth of construction projects on the drawing board.”

So where is all that money headed? See how the billions break down in the infographic below.

Cassie Owens is a regular contributor to Next City. Her writing has also appeared at CNN.com, Philadelphia City Paper and other publications.

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