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Permitting in Times of Crisis [Webinar Recording]

COVID-19 continues to have a tremendous impact on jurisdictions, businesses and the communities they serve. Now more than ever, the importance of effective online permitting is heightened.

ISA is...

Temporary Sign Regulations in Times of Crisis [Recorded Webinar]

As COVID-19 continues to have a tremendous impact on small businesses and the communities they serve, you may be wondering how you can support them during this time. Many jurisdictions have...

Where to Find Us Next!

It’s not all just fun-in-the-sun in southern Florida, it’s also a place for planners to learn how to effectively regulate signs so that communities benefit! On November 15th, there will be a ...

New Case Could Change Sign Regulations

The landmark Reed v. Town of Gilbert (2015) decision from the U.S. Supreme Court was over four years ago, but its ramifications are still being felt in communities today.

Reed confirmed that if a...

Tech Savvy Sign Regulations

Thank you for all who attended ISA's presentation on "Tech Savvy Sign Regulations" at the 2019 Upper Midwest Conference in Eau Claire, WI on October 4, 2019! This interactive and informative...

  • 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

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

Contact signhelp@signs.org 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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