Central to the city’s development plan is construction of additional light rail lines, a major high-rise project at the entrance to the city, creation of a land reserve, and the building of tens of thousands of housing units. Twenty years ago, Jerusalem had approximately 600,000 residents; today it has close to a million. It’s estimated the number will grow to about 1.5 million in the coming two decades.
Quote: “The city of Jerusalem will maintain its character along with the development of infrastructure and advanced employment centers, which will put it in line with the most advanced cities in the world. The development momentum that is sweeping the city today will make it an attractive destination for populations from all over the country.”
— Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), The Jerusalem Post (introduction and quotation)
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