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The week ahead Foresight

To 8 July Walking the plank: Black and white photographs of Britain's piers.

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex Details (01903) 204229 26-27 June Designing for Safety & Health:

European Construction Institute conference looking at the role of education and training, legislation and design in preventing accidents.

Forum Hotel, London Details, Anu Khandelwal, tel (01509) 223526 ext:4212, email,

27 June Wellcome Wing of the Science museum opens. Three new galleries bring the museum up to date. 'In Future' looks at possible development of today's technology, 'Digitopolis' explores the IT revolution and 'Who am I?' gets to grips with genetics.

The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 27

June-10 September The Norman Foster studio - exploring the city: Airports, bridges and railway stations figure alongside urban planning and mould breaking commercial buildings in this major retrospective.

Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich Details, www. uea. ac. uk/scva

29 June Best value, beacons and waste - can local authorities deliver a cost-effective and sustainable service? The title says it all.

Parliamentary Waste Group chairman Bill O'Brien and minister for regional and local government Beverley Hughes kick off a day of debate.

One Birdcage Walk, London SW1 Details (01223) 740639, e-mail

29 June-1 July The renaissance of public services: Association of Municipal Engineers annual conference looks at the impact of Best Value procurement, information technology and political initiatives on the public sector client.

30 June-1 July The rehabilitation of the Forth & Clyde and Union canals: Millennium Link conference, with contributions from the scheme's principal activists on engineering issues encountered on different contracts.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre Details Jennifer Brown, (020) 7665 2318

5-6 July Strategic and local planning for waste: Planning issues affecting recycling, incineration and landfill are the subject of this two day conference. Contributions from MEL Research and TJB Planning.

Chamberlain Hotel, Broad Street, Birmingham Details, Julia Riley, (0121) 604 4664

6 July Green transport plans - curtailing commuter chaos: Seminar organised by the Environment Council offering practical advice on implementing green transport plans and case studies. London Details, (020) 7824 8411

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