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Criticism of San Jose's Plan to Add New Billboards to the City

San Jose banned new billboards in 1985, but a proposal making its way through the planning department would allow for a wave of new billboards in the city. One local columnist isn't buying it.

August 14, 2020 - The Mercury News

Kentucky Planners Against the Proliferation of LED Billboards

An op-ed from the Kentucky state chapter of the American Planning Association takes a strong stance against regulations that could allow the permitting of LED billboards along highways.

June 16, 2015 - The Courier-Journal

Coming Soon to Philadelphia's Center City: 3D Digital Advertisements

A Philadelphia City Council committee approved a controversial proposal to allow "Urban Experiential Displays" (i.e., large, 3D digital advertisements) in Center City.

February 25, 2015 - PlanPhilly

'Urban Experiential Displays' Proposed for Philadelphia’s Center City

An outdoor advertising company has crafted legislation, expected for City Council review, to allow electronic displays at seven locations in Center City.

April 9, 2014 - Philadelphia Business Journal

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