Outdoor Advertising

Bus Stop Bus Shelter

It's Bus Shelters or Wi-Fi in Miami, But Not Both

The company that pays to build and maintain bus shelters in Miami-Dade County isn't happy about plans to bring in another company to build wi-fi kiosks at transit stops.

November 5, 2017 - Miami Herald

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Billboards, Big Money, and (Political) Blight

Planners typically pay attention to the Supreme Court when a Fifth Amendment case, like Kelo v. New London, comes along. The recent McCutcheon decision is a case in which the court could have paid attention to planners.

April 20, 2014 - Josh Stephens

Friday Funny: Smellvertising, Coming to a Bus Stop Near You

John Metcalfe reports on an advertising campaign appearing at bus stops across the UK featuring a fiberglass potato sculpture and a mysterious odor emitting button.

February 10, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Banned Billboards A Success in Brazil

Five years after Gilberto Kassab, the mayor of São Paulo, Brazil passed the "Clean City Law", banning all visual pollution around the city, both citizens and businesses are thankful.

December 28, 2011 - GOOD Magazine

The Case Against Billboards

Ed McMahon of ULI talks about an article he's writing that will make the argument that billboards and other outdoor advertising deserve to be eliminated.

February 8, 2011 - Planning Commissioners Journal

Friday Funny: Goats on the Roof™

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant in Wisconsin features a traditional sod roof, complete with grazing goats. The Johnson family lawyers have trademarked the animal/roof combination, and sue anyone who does the same.

September 24, 2010 - The Wall St. Journal

Cities Banning Digital Billboards

Digital billboards with flashing and changing images are being outlawed in cities across the country.

March 25, 2010 - USA Today

Public Space, Art, and Advertising

An artist collective in New York City is on a mission to blot out advertising in public space, covering it over with their art projects.

January 8, 2010 - The Indypendent

Brazilian Billboard Ban Under Pressure

The ban on billboard advertising in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is showing pressure cracks, as continued opposition to the citywide policy has some lawmakers considering a repeal.

November 10, 2009 - The Independent

Is Bright Right or Blight?

A proposal to create a new outdoor advertising district in San Francisco has some locals anticipating a retail revival, while others dread the possible billboard blight.

October 16, 2009 - San Francisco Chronicle

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