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Posted on May 30, 2018

Sign regulations that encourage creative design

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Nearly 200 planners attended ISA’s panel presentation "Sign Regulations That Encourage Creative Design" at the APA National Planning Conference in New Orleans on April 23rd.

The session, moderated by James Carpentier, AICP, ISA’s director of state and local government affairs, included planners from Gilbert AZ, Tucson AZ and Phoenix AZ, and helped attendees learn innovative ways to regulate signs that contain the elements of outstanding design.

Now... you can check out the panel presentation for yourself! See how your community can benefit from these unique methods to promote community standards and aesthetics through signage.

Here are the slides from:

 

Topics: APA

Free resources

  • 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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