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Ian Banks has recently been appointed as one of only 250 Built Environment Experts (BEEs) by the new Design Council Cabe.

Above: From April 2012, Ian Banks has been invited to become an inaugural Member of the Manchester & Pennine Waterway Partnership - part of the new Waterways Trust. The waterways that British Waterways previously cared for  in England and Wales will become part of a New Waterways Charity.  The Waterways Trust will merge its operations with the new waterways charity when it is launched.

Above: Click on Whats Up Whats Down Blog for the final published itinerary for the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB) study tour to northern England in October 2010. The UK programme was organised by Liverpool Biennial in collaboration with Atoll for Fonds BKVB.

Above: In conjunction with MMU's Centre for Urban Education (CUE) and artist Noah Rose, Atoll facilitated the March 2010 Space Shapes Learning study tour for 18 teachers to go to Copenhagen to investgate exemplar design in schools - and the effect creative spaces make on learning. Click on CUE Copenhagen blogsite to see more detail: 2010

Above: In affiliation with beam, involved in the commissioning strategy for Widnes Waterfront EDZ and the public art strategy for Halton Borough Council generally. Images shown are from commissioned work, including a video still from Jordan Baseman's work Perfume Disco Coma; a collage from 'Brown Fields Blue Skies' - an action-research arts investigation by artist collective TEA; and an image of the Future Flower public art commission by architects Tonkin Liu.

Above: Advisor for Art & Architecture Journal in helping them establish the speaker list for their 2nd National Public Art Conference in Liverpool. Called ' City in Transition ', it will be focusing on ' issues of placemaking and transformation within the contemporary urban renaissance together with the role of art, media and culture as catalysts for change in shaping regional identity ': November 2006: www.landorconferences.co.uk & www.artandarchitecturejournal.com 

Above: Collaboration with artist Noah Rose on the Creative Scoping for Burnley Borough Council Masterplan by BDP. Featured above is an artist and creatives walk along the culveted River Calder in July 2006: www.noahrose.co.uk

Above: Collaboration with beam acting as their part-time Consultant Director for Public Realm. Public Arts are currently developing an extension to their Orangery HQ in Wakefield with a new aerial extension designed by Will Alsop: 2006 and ongoing: www.beam.uk.net & www.alsoparchitects.com

Above: Prepared by Ian Banks in conjunction with Arts Council England - NWNWDA and designed by created by publishers Carnyx Group, this website was set up to showcase public art in England's North West region. The site provides a live version of the complimentary book PUBLIC ART NORTHWEST. The purpose of the site and the book was to encourage commissioning bodies, architects and artists to look more closely at public art in the region and learn from some of the most successful projects. The book included articles by a variety of writers and featured photographs by artist Nic Gaunt.

Above: The transient programme called Hobo is a part of a wider collaboration with Dan Dubowitz on the bigger delivery plan and ' Call for Artists ' on his ' Cultural Masterplan ' for Sunderland: 2006 ongoing - Images supplied by URC Sunderland arc - www.sunderlandarc.co.uk , www.civicworks.net , www.culturalmasterplan.org & www.callforartists.org

Above: As part of the Sunderland Cultural Masterplan, Hobo1 involves a separate collaboration of Dan Dubowitz with artist David Coitterrell - involving the R&D of a transient series of projections, made from reclaimed US military air vehicles, onto Sunderland’s wastelands: 2006 ongoing - Images supplied by Sunderland arc - www.civicworks.net & www.cotterrell.com 

Above: In direct collaboration with Public Arts over the Northern Way public art strategy, collaborated in 2006 with Channel 4 / Carbon Media over the Big Art Trust's national public art series: ongoing - www.bigarttrust.org & www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/B/bigart/about_1.html & www.public-arts.co.uk

Above: In collaboration with Rob Howell of Robinson Howell Partnership, prepared the £50m Living Landmarks Big Lottery bid for Festival Director Philip Oakley and Blackpool Council: 2006 - www.festivaloflight.co.uk & www.robinsonhowell.co.uk

Above:Treesort lodge design in Virtual Reality  - in conjunction with VR consultants 3D-Webtech: 2000 www.3dwebtech.co.uk : July 2005 and ongoing

Above: 'Make Me' Exhibition / Interior Design with Alison Thomas for Object Gallery, Sydney Australia for Gaby Porter Associates 2001