Great Global System Linking 100 Nations Is World's Top Highway Project, Futurist Says in New Book
Atlanta, For Immediate Release: The vast Great Global Highway ranks as the top highway project in recent history, noted futurist McKinley Conway says in his new book, Global Super Projects: Mega Ventures That Are Shaping Our Future.
That landmark highway, however, is only one of a host of mega-endeavors in which Conway has selected the most significant projects in recent history. The prolific author of more than two dozen books has also chosen the top projects in 19 other important categories, ranging from environmental and conservation undertakings, to new airports and other infrastructure elements. (To access all of Conway’s selections, as well as the Conway Global Super Projects Registry, look for the online version of the entire book that will be available by Jan. 16, 2006, at www.sitenet.com/books/superprojects. To go directly to the Conway Global Super Projects Registry, go to www.sitenet.com/books/superprojects/registry.)
Conway, a pioneer in the economic development field, made his selections from what he calls “Super Projects, the billion-dollar babies that are changing the face of world development.” A Super Project, he explains, “represents a cost of US$1 billion or more and/or a represents a technological breakthrough of worldwide significance.” Conway’s Atlanta-based research firm, Conway Data Inc., maintains a global Super Project database that now includes some 2,000 ventures.
Just how did Conway, who has studied major global projects for decades and brought together leading Super Project experts in a series of historic worldwide conferences, choose the crème de la crème? The winners, he explains, “were those deemed to be most significant in improving the quality of life for large numbers of the world’s citizens.”
Here, for example, is how the author explained his choice for the world’s top highway project:
“The easy choice here is the GREAT GLOBAL HIGHWAY linking 100 nations. Ultimately this expansive project will enable a Scandinavian family to drive to Europe, cross at Gibraltar into Africa and circle the continent, then take a new Silk Road from Istanbul to the Far East, drive north to the Bering Strait, cross into North America, cruise down across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America to Panama and then circle South America.
“The portion of the highway across North America is open. In the past few years the ‘Great Belt’ project completed the link from Sweden to Germany. Plans are being made for a Gibraltar span. There is a new crossing at the Bosporus, connecting Asia and Europe. Large sections of the route across Asia are passable. Far-sighted groups are pushing for a Bering Strait crossing. It won’t be quick, cheap, or easy, but the great highway will be completed within the lifetimes of many motorists driving today.”