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The Challenge of Digital Video Billboards

Vancouver wrestles with the potent form of advertising and its impact on the public realm.

Michael Gordon and William Dunn write that Vancouver's current sign laws have no way of grappling with the issues raised by video billboards:

"The current regulations were established twenty to thirty years ago for signs that used lights to identify buildings, or display the time or temperature."

"Some view the video signs as a welcome and appropriate addition to our historically bright and vibrant spaces. Others, like Stephanie Doerksen, a local urban designer who sits on the Vancouver Public Space Network's Board of Directors, are concerned by the increase of private content in our public spaces."

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