Posted by meb at April 21st, 2011
Istanbul ranks among the poorest cities in Turkey by means of sustainability and habitability, according to a new survey. EskiÅŸehir, Kayseri and Konya in Central Anatolia and the northwestern province of Bursa are the rising stars, the survey said.
In todayâ€™s global world it is cities and regions that compete, not the countries, said Mete GÃ¼ney, general manager of MasterCard Southeastern Europe, during a Wednesday press conference to reveal the results of the survey.
â€œUnder such conditions, evaluating the current situations in economic, social and environmental dimensions is crucial for cities to build their sustainable development plans,â€ he said. The survey was organized by MasterCard and Turkeyâ€™s BoÄŸaziÃ§i University.
The study is a result of data on 81 provinces in Turkey and surveys with business people from 29 specific cities. (more…)