Vital Signs: For planners and local officials who draft, debate and enforce sign ordinances
Posted on September 22, 2017

Next Friday: APA Webinar on Digital Signs

On-premise digital signs have demonstrated a proven ability to increase results for those that utilize them for commercial and community-oriented purposes. However, many communities are relatively unfamiliar with this rapidly evolving technology, and have concerns that these kinds of signs will create aesthetic, safety and enforcement problems for their communities.

Finding Common Ground When Regulating Electronic Message Centers
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

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Moderated by James Carpentier, AICP, and presented by Mike Freeborg, principal at Freeborg LLC, the presentation provides practical, solution-focused guidance that can set the foundation for regulations that allow for the opportunity to leverage this technology while protecting community aesthetic values and safety concerns.

Nearly all stakeholders  struggling with digital signs and their regulation often have the same questions, such as:
  • What really are these digital signs, and how do they work?
  • How is electronic technology evolving?
  • Is there any way for the community-at-large to actually benefit from them?
  • How can we strike a balance between allowing businesses to use digital signs without creating aesthetic concerns?
  • How do we allow them without looking like Las Vegas, or negatively impacting community safety?
  • How do we regulate them in ways that are understandable and enforceable, without having to hire additional staff?

This webcast is worth 1.5 CM credits and is for live viewing only.

Interested?

Click here to register or contact james.carpentier@signs.org at the International Sign Association for more information.

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Topics: APA, EMC, Digital Signs, Webinar

  • 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
david.hickey@signs.org

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment
james.carpentier@signs.org

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
Director, Industry Programs
kenny.peskin@signs.org | @signcodeguy

 

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