Street Graphics and the Law

Street Graphics and the Law

by Daniel R. Mandelker, Andrew Bertucci, William Ewald
     
 

ISBN-10: 1932364013

ISBN-13: 9781932364019

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: APA Planning Advisory Service

Signs do more than guide people; they help create safe and vibrant places.
Street Graphics and the Law points the way to a better system of designing, displaying, and regulating signs. Completely updated, the fourth edition of this influential text has the latest on the evolution of digital signs and the last word on legal points every planner should know.

Overview

Signs do more than guide people; they help create safe and vibrant places.
Street Graphics and the Law points the way to a better system of designing, displaying, and regulating signs. Completely updated, the fourth edition of this influential text has the latest on the evolution of digital signs and the last word on legal points every planner should know.
Introductory chapters cover the elements of street graphics systems and five criteria for successful signs. Readers also will find best practices from the United States Sign Council and a new model street graphics ordinance, along with a primer for protecting sign regulations from attacks.
Every community, from crossroads to major metro area, needs effective, aesthetic street graphics that tell people where to find what they want and send them safely on their way. This must-read report shows planners how to steer their street graphics programs in the right direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932364019
Publisher:
APA Planning Advisory Service
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
133
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Street GraphicsThe Purpose of Street GraphicsWhat the Street Graphics System DoesOther Features of the StreetscapeTo Sum Up
Chapter 2. The Street Graphics Concept Key Street Graphics Issues The Settings for Street Graphics The Five Criteria of Good Street Graphics Developing a Street Graphics System
Chapter 3. The Street Graphics System and Its Principles Elements of the System The Five Principles of the Street Graphics System Compatibility with Adjacent Residential Areas
Chapter 4. United States Sign Council Best Practice Standards for Commercial On-Premise Signs Overview: Seeing and Reading Roadside On-Premise Signs Determining Sign Size Using Driver Reaction TimeDetection Factors Affecting the Way Drivers See, Understand, and Respond to Signs During Movement Sign Factors Affecting a Driver’s Perception of a Sign Putting It All Together: Calculating Sign Area Sign Height: Minimum Standards for Vehicle-Oriented Environments Parallel Signs Sign Illumination
Chapter 5. Street Graphic Types Street Graphic Types Special Street Graphics
Chapter 6. Street Graphic Types: Digital Signs Safety and Driver Behavior Issues
Chapter 7. How Street Graphics Are Displayed Illumination, Movement, and Color Items of Information
Chapter 8. Street Graphics Model Ordinance Street Graphics Model Ordinance Table of Contents
Chapter 9. Regulating Street Graphics: The Legal Issues Sign Regulation as a Constitutional Problem Aesthetics as a Basis for Sign Regulation The Constitutionality of Sign Regulation as Applied The Traffic Safety Justification On-Premise Sign Regulations Design Review A Summary of Legal Issues
Chapter 10. A Strategy for Dealing with Nonconforming Street Graphics The Nonconforming Use Doctrine in a Nutshell Applying the Nonconforming Use Doctrine to Signs: Recurring IssuesRegulating Nonconforming UsesThe Amortization Option The Compensation Requirement under the Federal Highway Beautification Act Alternate Methods for Removing Nonconforming Signs Nonconforming Signs: A Summary
Chapter 11. Street Graphics and Free Speech Issues The Free Speech Problem The Supreme Court’s Free Speech Law Doctrines Questions to Ask When Drafting a Street Graphics Ordinance That Can Meet Free Speech Law Requirements
Appendix A. United States Sign Council Best Practice Standards—Additional Resources
References
Acknowledgments

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