What are Some Recommendations for Regulating Temporary Signage?

Writing sign codes can be challenging for city planners and administrators who have had no formal training abut the nuances of on-premise signage. But a sub-category of this task, writing regulations specifically for temporary signage, presents an even more perplexing problem.

Wendy Moeller, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based planner (AICP), who recently served as president of the Ohio chapter of the American Planning Association, wrote a treatise of recommendations for temporary signage for the research-oriented Sign Research Foundation, for which she also serves as a board member. The full report, which includes assessments as to how temporary-signage regulations have and will change in lieu of the landmark Reed v. Gilbert SCOTUS case decided in July 2015, can be read at http://www.signresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/Best-Practices-in-Regulating-Temporary-Signs.pdf. An Executive Summary can be found at http://www.signresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/Temporary_Signs_Best_Practices_ES_SRF.pdf

Wade Swormstedt

Wade Swormstedt

Wade is Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry. Formerly he was Editor and Publisher of Signs of the Times magazine.

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