These standards are the first of their kind. The USSC will be publishing these National Sign Illumination guideline standards prior to the APA session in May and will be distributing the standards to planners as a part of the seminar.
The Guideline Standards will be a comprehensive document covering a wide variety of sign lighting topics, including scientifically verifiable sign-illumination standards and how they impact both aesthetics and traffic safety, a legal framework for "time, place, and manner" sign-illumination regulation post-Reed vs. Town of Gilbert, as well as key factors that local communities should be aware of when implementing sign-illumination restrictions.
USSC will be coordinating the presentation, all based on USSC research. Speakers will include:
* Philip Garvey, Senior Researcher, Penn State, State College PA
* Professor Alan Weinstein, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH
* Dr. Donald Poland, AICP, Goman+York, Hartford CT
* Richard Crawford, Esquire, United States Sign Council, Bristol PA
The United States Sign Council is an association of sign professionals dedicated to providing research and education to all who are involved in the sign industry. Membership is open to any person or firm concerned with the advancement of the sign industry.
For more information, contact the USSC at 215/785-1922 or visit www.ussc.org.