Vital Signs: For planners and local officials who draft, debate and enforce sign ordinances
Posted on June 20, 2019

Planning for Sign Code Success - Birmingham

0719181133Take advantage of this opportunity to receive unique educational content from sign code experts during this  Planning for Sign Code SuccessTM workshop in Birmingham, AL.

Register using the form below!

• Learn the impacts of the Reed v. Town of Gilbert case and other legal issues
• Understand the technologies and regulations involved with  electronic message centers
• Learn how to develop codes that encourage attractive signs in your community
• Help your community to have policies and processes which are inclusive and effective

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $25 (Continental breakfast and lunch are included)
  • Location: Ross Bridge Golf and Spa Resort, Birmingham, AL
  • CM Credits: 4.5, including 1.5 Law
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Questions? Contact ISA's James Carpentier at or 480.773.3756.

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

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
Director, Industry Programs | @signcodeguy


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Sign Code Assistance, Education and Training

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  • Research on sign-related issues
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The International Sign Association (ISA) has helped hundreds of cities across the country develop modern, effective and enforceable sign codes.

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