Vital Signs: For planners and local officials who draft, debate and enforce sign ordinances

U.S. Supreme Court and FHWA

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case from Scenic America regarding the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 2007 guidance memo regarding digital billboards.

The FHWA had...

Next Thursday: APA Webinar on Reed

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert raised a number of critical concerns regarding the regulation of temporary and other signs. A webinar next Thursday offers tools...

APA Recording on Digital Signs

UPDATE: On August 25, 2017 James Carpentier, AICP (ISA) and Mike Freeborg (Clarity Forge Consulting LLC) presented this webinar to 245 planners.

Click here to watch the webcast recording.

This...

America's First 'Smart City'

The future of urban planning is apparently in Columbus, Ohio, which is planning to become America’s first “smart city.”

Planners and developers in the Buckeye State capital are kicking off this...

Tools to draft effective sign codes

Are you up-to-date on the latest information regarding the legal requirements, technical aspects and economic impact involved in the regulation of signs? This educational workshop, Planning for...

  • Night-time Brightness Level Recommendations for On-Premise Electronic Message Centers
  • Statistical Analysis of the Relationship Between On-Premise Digital Signage and Traffic Safety
  • Executive Summary: Digital Signage and Traffic Safety
  • Finding Common Ground: Answers to Common Questions about Electronic Message Centers (EMCs)
  • Differences between On-Premise and Off-Premise Signs
  • Video Examples of EMC Hold Times
  • Model Sign Code: A Framework for On-Premise Sign Regulations
  • An Evidence Based Model Sign Code
  • Signs and Federal Laws of Protection
  • Building Stronger Communities: Working Together to Create Reasonable Sign Codes
  • Urban Wayfinding Planning and Implementation Manual
  • Best Practices in Regulating Temporary Signs
  • The State of Sign Codes after Reed v. Town of Gilbert
  • The Economic Value of On-Premise Signage (1997, San Diego)
  • The Economic Value of On-Premise Signage (2012, Cincinnati)
  • Signs and the Downtown Experience
  • Executive Summary: The Economic Value of On-Premise Signage
  • Executive Summary: Signs and the Downtown Experience
ISA Planning for Sign Code SuccessTM
David Hickey, VP Advocacy

David Hickey
VP, Advocacy
[email protected]

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment
[email protected]

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
Director, Industry Programs
[email protected] | @signcodeguy

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Sign Code Assistance, Education and Training

Is your community considering revising its sign code? Or are you looking for education and training for an upcoming APA meeting?

Contact [email protected] to receive expert and complimentary sign code assistance:

  • Research on sign-related issues
  • Sign code education and training 
  • Planning, legal and technical sign code resources and advice

The International Sign Association (ISA) has helped hundreds of cities across the country develop modern, effective and enforceable sign codes.

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