April 20, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
February 10, 2012, 2pm PST
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.
December 28, 2011, 9am PST
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.
February 8, 2011, 11am PST
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.
Planning Commissioners Journal
September 24, 2010, 2pm PDT
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.
March 25, 2010, 6am PDT
Digital billboards with flashing and changing images are being outlawed in cities across the country.
January 8, 2010, 12pm PST
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.
November 10, 2009, 9am PST
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.
October 16, 2009, 10am PDT
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.