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

National APA Conference 2019

It was great to see you at the 2019 National APA Conference in San Francisco!

Presentations

"Planning for Sign Code Success" PresentationApril 15, 2019

“Preserving Historic Signs”...

Regulating Historic Signs

Historic signs represent small businesses, neighborhood gathering places where generations have met to watch movies, drink martinis, buy groceries, and even park cars.

See you at APA NPC19!

It's almost time for the 2019 APA National Planning Conference in San Francisco, and we hope you're planning to go!

ISA's sign code experts will be there with the latest research and best...

Deep Dive:  Reality of Retail Planning

Thank you to those who attended the session "Deep Dive:  Reality of Retail Planning" at the Arizona APA Conference in Flagstaff on November 7.

Profiles of Sign Regulations in Multiple Communities [Webinar]

Effective sign ordinances ensure that signs are consistent and legible, all while reducing clutter.

  • 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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Sign Code Assistance, Education and Training

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  • Research on sign-related issues
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