Engineers involved with regeneration and conservation schemes need to look beyond bar bending schedules and consider the social, political and financial influences on their work, according to the latest issue (vol. 139 no. 4) of the ICE Municipal Engineer journal. The dedicated issue of the journal contains a series regeneration and conservation papers and case studies from throughout the UK. Copies of all papers can be obtained from the ICE library (020) 7665 2251. For further information contact Simon Fullalove (020) 7665 2448.