The Association for Project Management Reveals the 50 Most Inspiring Projects of the Last 50 Years

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 50 most inspiring projects of the past 50 years have been announced by the Association for Project Management (APM), the certified member organization for the project profession – on the occasion of its 50e anniversary. Entitled 50 projects for a better future’the list features iconic projects from around the world and in the fields of construction and engineering, technology, health and education, sports and nature, arts and media.

More than 600 projects were nominated for inclusion in the list by a panel comprised of APM members, APM branches, board members and industry experts. Projects have been selected based on the transformative impact they have had on society, the economy and the environment since their inception over the past 50 years.

The Channel Tunnel, London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Øresund Bridge, Wikipedia, World Wide Web, UK Covid-19 vaccine rollout, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) , the Hubble Space Telescope, the Large Hadron Collider and the Mars Perseverance Rover are all on the list. The full list, including project details, is available now at apm.org.uk/50projects

Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of APM, says: “To mark our 50e anniversary, we wanted to celebrate and recognize the impact that projects have had on the world, and the important role that project professionals play in welcoming change and opportunity. The 50 projects on this list all have their own legacy in the impact they have had on society, the economy and the environment, while acting as a catalyst for other projects that have followed and will follow them. in the future.

Construction and engineering projects:

  • Hong Kong International Airport (1998)

  • The Channel Tunnel (1994)

  • The Øresund Bridge – (Sweden/Denmark) (2000)

  • Canary Wharf – London (1991)

  • The Thames Barrier – London (1984)

  • The Falkirk Wheel – Scotland (2002)

  • Maeslant Barrier (Netherlands) (1997)

  • Unisphere (USA) (2018)

  • Madrid Metro Extension (1995-2003)

  • The Bridge of Peace (Northern Ireland) (2011)

Sports, media and artistic projects:

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup (2019)

  • London Olympics and Paralympics (2012)

  • Park Run (2004)

  • Forest Green Rovers (2010)

  • Angel of the North (1998)

  • BBC Children in Need (1980)

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (1997)

  • Hamilton (2015)

  • Tate Modern (1994)

Health and education:

  • Antiretroviral therapy for HIV (mid-1990s)

  • EPS electronic prescription service (2013)

  • Global Polio Eradication (1988)

  • HPV Vaccination (2008)

  • Human Genome Project (1990-2003)

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) (1978)

  • Renfrewshire Poverty Program (2014)

  • Development and deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine in the UK (2020)

  • Educating Girls in the Swat Valley (2013)

  • Dutch cycling revolution (1970s)

  • Response to the earthquake in Nepal (2015)

Science and Nature projects:

  • International Space Station (1998)

  • Howdon and Bran Sands Gas to Grid Plants (2012)

  • Hubble Space Telescope (1990)

  • Kielder Reservoir (1982)

  • Large Hadron Collider (2008)

  • The Mars Perseverance rover (2020)

  • Svalbard Global Seed Vault (2008)

  • The Eden Project (2001)

  • Cloning of Dolly the Sheep (1996)

  • The Voyager spacecraft program (1977)

Technological projects:

  • Amager Bakke – (2017)

  • Global Positioning System (GPS) – (1973)

  • The PACUNAM Lidar initiative (discovery of Mayan cities) – 2016

  • Landsat (1972)

  • Raising the Mary Rose – (1982)

  • The Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) – 2003

  • The Eurofighter Typhoon – (1983)

  • Wikipedia – (2001)

  • World Web (1989)

  • SWIFT banking service (1977)

Visit the APMs ’50 projects for a better future’ for more details.

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