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The week ahead

9 & 18 June Royal Victoria Dock bridge: Guided tour and talk by the bridge's engineers, architects and lighting designers.

Royal Victoria Dock, London Details, Charles Borthwick, (020) 7381 8120. 10 June The Arup designed Millennium footbridge linking London's Tate Modern with the City officially opens to the public today.

12 June Transport architecture: Sunday Times arts correspondent Hugh Pearman leads a seminar looking at the renaissance in transport architecture, led by the railways.

6.30pm, Mezzanine floor, Paddington Station, London Details, Donathea Campbell, (020) 7969 3000 12 June Urban regeneration: Royal Academy of Engineering annual lecture by Cardiff Bay Development Corporation director of engineering David Crompton.

Royal Academy of Engineering, 29 Great Peter Street, London SW1 Details, Susan Bassam (020) 7222 2688 13 June Metro: The Paris underground as a literary and cinematic icon is the focus of this week's programme.

9.30am, Radio 4 13 June Managing design in construction: One day conference investigating the role of design in improving ease, speed, reliability and safety of construction.

Speakers include Buro Happold chairman Michael Dickson, NHS Estates chief executive Kate Priestley and Construction Industry Council chairman Robin Nicholson.

Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1 Details, mklippel-arden@cic. org. uk 13-15 June Landscape 2000: Urban renewal is to the fore at this 'outdoor environment' show.

Earls Court, London Details (01543) 419284 13-16 June Millennium IWM conference and exhibition: Forces for change is the theme of this year's Institute of Wastes Management conference, which will look at the implications of UK and European Union legislation.

Apollo Cinema, Torbay Details (01604) 620426 13, 15 & 22 June Steep slopes - responsibilities, management & solutions: One day workshops. Speakers include solicitors, client representatives, specialist contractors and consultants, hosted by NCE sister magazine Ground Engineering and Emap Construct.

13 June Manchester, 15 June Birmingham, 22 June London. £95.

Details, Tracy Collins (020) 7505 6813 14 June Design of earth-retaining walls to BS8002: One day course.

Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London Details, (020) 7235 4535.

conferences@istructe. org. uk 15 June Business opportunities in the Near East - Syria & Jordan:

British Trade International export promoter John Blackwood leads this Association of Consulting Engineers briefing.

6pm, ACE, Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, London.

Details, Mazella Horne (020) 7222 6557.

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