Middletown, Rhode Island receives award for removing billboards

Scenic America has presented town officials in Middletown, Rhode Island with an award for “Excellence in Leadership” for removing billboards along one of the main gateway roads into the town.  (Click here to watch video of the award presentation). The removal of East Main Road billboards (seen at right in before/after photos) came earlier this…

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Scenic Visionary Awards go to producers of This Space Available

Scenic America President Mary Tracy presented the International Scenic Visionary Award to the director and producer of This Space Available, the groundbreaking documentary film on visual pollution, at a recent special screening of the movie in Washington, D.C. The film, which debuted at the DOC NYC festival in November and has been making the rounds…

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Scenic America reviews Reed v. Gilbert’s impact on billboard regulation

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Reed v. Gilbert, Scenic America has received numerous inquiries from citizens, community organizations and public officials concerned about the ruling’s potential impacts on billboard regulation. In response, Scenic America’s volunteer legal committee has produced a report on Reed’s implications for billboard regulation. The upshot is…

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New sign ordinance in Knoxville, TN will mean a more scenic city

The city of Knoxville, Tenn. has passed a new ordinance for regulating on-premise signs that will result in a much more scenic city in coming years.  The new rules are the result of four years of work and negotiations between city, community and business leaders, the sign industry and local scenic supporters led by Scenic…

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