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Celebrating five decades of projects making a difference

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, APM has published a list of the 50 most inspiring projects from the past 50 years, showcasing the impact and positive benefit that projects and the profession have had on society. ‘50 Projects for a Better Future’, features iconic projects from around the globe and across the fields of construction and engineering, technology, healthcare and education, sports and nature, arts and media.

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

The Channel Tunnel, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, the Eden Project, Wikipedia, the World Wide Web, the UK Covid-19 vaccine rollout, In vitro fertilisation (IVF), the Hubble Space Telescope, the Large Hadron Collider and the Mars Perseverance Rover all make it onto the list. 

The full list can be viewed here

Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of APM, says: “To mark our 50th anniversary we wanted to celebrate and recognise the impact that projects have had on the world, and the important role that project professionals play in embracing 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 environment, as well as acting as a catalyst for other projects which followed and will follow them in the future.”

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