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What's on: ICE events

ICE news

Monday 1 March, London Social justice in an upwardly mobile society

More people are travelling further and faster than ever before. But with this comes the problem of congested roads, greater pollution, an increase in traffic related accidents, global warming and the decline of local facilities and services. Institute for Public Policy Research associate director and government adviser Tony Grayling will discuss his recent paper on the subject: 'Whatever happened to integrated transport?'

In it he argues that the forthcoming revision of the 10 year transport plan must try and balance easily affordable transport with social justice and environmental impact.

ICE London. 6pm. Contact Ann Scannell (020) 7665 2229

Wednesday 3 March, South East Development infrastructure: can we afford it?

Kent has been picked out by deputy prime minister John Prescott as an area for major future development. A local authority planner, a developer and water supplier share their views on the problems and costs associated with this grand idea.

Kent county council assistant strategic planning director Robert Hardy, English Partnerships regional director Duncan Innis and Mid-Kent Water regulation manager Trevor Bishop lead the debate.

Ashford Borough Council Offices.

7pm. Contact Anne Qualters (020) 8289 6444.

Wednesday 3 March, Yorkshire Leeds Station refurbishment

The princely sum of £245M was spent refurbishing Leeds Station last year. Work included a new roof and platform extensions. The talk will focus on the challenges faced by engineers carrying out the works while minimising disruption to station users.

Leeds Metropolitan University, Brunswick Building. 6pm. Contact Andrew McIntosh (01924) 888012.

Thursday 4 March, South West London Millennium Bridge

Arup project director Roger Ridsdill-Smith will discuss the design, construction, maintenance and modifications made to London's Millennium Bridge.

Arup Auditorium, Bristol. 5.30pm.

Contact Clive Onions (0117) 9765432 Thursday 4 March, Wales Renewable energy conference

Wind and tidal energy are chiefly covered in this one day conference.

Cost is £70 or £30 for students.

County Hall, Cardiff. 8.30am.

Contact Jackie Millett (01446) 775959.

Friday 12 March, East Anglia & Chilterns Communication skills seminar

Registration for this workshop, aimed at both experienced and nervous of communicators alike, ends on 5 March. The course covers presentation skills and techniques for communicating with clients and the public. Better ways to motivate your team are also covered. Speakers include former England rugby player Nick Martin and 2003 ICE Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Liz Bell. Cost is £117.50.

Cambridge Science Park. 9am.

Contact Cathy Shelbourne (01473) 788970.

This is a selection of the best ICE events from around the regions. For the full list of events taking place near you, go to www. nceplus.co.uk and click on the 'What's On' link.

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