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Posted on November 6, 2017

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 for planners charged with evaluating and writing sign regulations in the post-Reed era. 


Reed Analysis - Tips and Traps
Thursday, November 16, 2017
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

The webinar will offer guidance on navigating complex and vexing legal issues surrounding content neutrality and suggest options for developing easy-to-administer-and-enforce sign codes that allow reasonable use for individuals and businesses. Case studies will illustrate how several communities changed their codes to comply with Reed.

In light of the decision’s significant impact on local sign regulations, the webinar will conclude with considerable time for participants’ questions and discussion.

ISA's James Carpentier, AICP, will be presenting along with Wendy E. Moeller, AICP, Alan Weinstein, Roger Eastman, AICP, and Mark White, AICP.

This webcast is worth 1.5 CM credits (1.5 legal).

Interested? Click here to register.

Register for APA Webinar

Online registration closes on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. For registration questions, e-mail or call (312) 334-1250.

Download ISA's analysis on Reed to learn more

New Call-to-actionThe State of Sign Codes After Reed v. Town of Gilbert

View insights on the decision from Professor Alan Weinstein, a national noted planning law expert. Prof. Weinstein holds a joint faculty appointment at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and also serves as Director of the Colleges' Law & Public Policy Program.

     Click here to download ISA's Reed analysis



Topics: APA, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Webinar

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David Hickey, VP Advocacy

David Hickey
VP, Advocacy

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
Director, Industry Programs | @signcodeguy


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