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Aside from inspiring a classy wardrobe, what can urban planners learn from characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olson? What cues should urban planners and policy makers take from the field of advertising to help pitch planning ideas? Exclusive
Jan 28, 2014  By Jonathan Nettler
Ads for automobiles have depicted their vehicles swooping through dramatic natural landscapes, but as Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez note, car ads have moved into the city.
Jun 5, 2010   The Huffington Post
Digital billboards with flashing and changing images are being outlawed in cities across the country.
Mar 25, 2010   USA Today
The rise of smart mobile technology is increasing the demand for digital interactivity in public spaces. Marketers and artists are obliging.
Sep 5, 2009   Advertising Age
Titan Worldwide, a company that sells advertising on the sides of buses for the cities of New York, Boston and Minneapolis, is unable to pay millions of dollars in ad revenue it owes to transit authorities.
May 26, 2009   The New York Times
L.A. is boiling with billboard drama right now. <em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne looks at the debate and argues that signage can have a positive role in the urban landscape.
Mar 30, 2009   Los Angeles Times
BrandWeek says that the downturn in the economy makes more ads in public spaces 'a no-brainer', because cities get revenue and advertisers get exposure in previously untapped locations.
Mar 10, 2009   BrandWeek
As part of the city's drawn-out battle with outdoor advertisers, Los Angeles officials have ordered building owners to remove "supergraphic" ads plastered to the sides of large buildings.
Feb 3, 2009   The New York Times
L.A. is at war with outdoor advertising. Though activists have urged the city to make moves to block video billboards, it's not really clear which side is winning the war, according to this piece from <em>Design Observer</em>.
Jan 26, 2009   Design Observer
The historic city of Venice has largely been free from outdoor advertising, but a new deal with the city allows billboards to be placed on scaffolding set up for building renovations. Locals are not very happy about the change.
Nov 19, 2008   The Art Newspaper
Pizza is delicious. Crop circles are cool. But what happens when you put them together? This happens. And it is horrible. Opinion
Aug 8, 2008   By Nate Berg