Clear Channel Outdoor is making the rounds in cities and counties around Houston trying to sell local politicians on installing electronic billboards to serve as “emergency notification” signs. This pitch was rejected by the Texas Legislature in its last session.
Check out the new trailer for This Space Available, a documentary film by Gwenaelle and Marc Gobe about worldwide visual pollution and what can be done to stop it.
Ann Lents is the 2011 recipient of Scenic Houston’s Scenic Visionary Award. Ann received the award at Scenic Houston’s Annual Benefit dinner held in September at the Houston Country Club.
Scenic Houston’s Streetscape Project will inventory of all public regulations impacting the visual aspects of Houston streetscapes, assess and endorse best practices, and ultimately demonstrate how development in Houston can improve when Scenic Houston’s recommendations are adopted.
Sixteen Texas municipalities were recently awarded Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas. Of the 1200 cities and towns in Texas only sixteen earned Scenic City designation in 2011.
A new video by Scenic America board member Ossian Or examines the issues of tree cutting and tree poisoning to increase the visibility of billboards.
Los Angeles has been fighting supergraphic billboards and has received some backup from the U.S. Supreme Court. Supergraphic billboards are those buildings-turned-into-multistory-billboards that we’ve managed to avoid here in Houston.