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Regulating Electronic Message Centers

This course provides practical, solution-focused guidance for regulations that leverage digital sign technology while protecting community aesthetic values and safety concerns. This course is available for free.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (49 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. Technology Overview (4 mins)
  • 3. Common Concerns (8 mins)
  • 4. Key Regulatory Issues, Part 1 (10 mins)
  • 5. Key Regulatory Issues, Part 2 (8 mins)
  • 6. Policy-Process and Zoning Considerations (6 mins)
  • 7. Economic Considerations (7 mins)

Course Description

"On-premise" digital signs have proven commercial and community-oriented purposes. However, many communities are relatively unfamiliar with this rapidly evolving technology, and have concerns that these kinds of signs will create aesthetic, safety, and enforcement problems. Nearly all stakeholders struggling with digital signs and their regulation often have the same questions, such as: What really are these digital signs and how do they work? How is electronic technology evolving? Is there any way for the community-at-large to actually benefit from digital signs? How can we strike a balance for the business use or digital signs and the aesthetic concerns of the community? How do we allow digital signs without looking like Las Vegas, or negatively impacting community safety? How do we regulate digital signs in ways that are understandable and enforceable, without having to hire additional staff? This course answers these questions, and provides practical, solution-focused guidance for regulations that leverage digital sign technology while protecting community aesthetic values and safety concerns.

This course is available for free.

Learn these skills

  • Communications & Media
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations
  • Technology
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is available for 1 AICP CM credit

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

Meet Your Instructor

James Carpentier

James Carpentier

James Carpentier is State and Local Government Affairs Manager with the International Sign Association (ISA).

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