Here’s an Easy Way to Fight Against Urban Experiential Displays in Center City

Scenic America has one simple form for you to fill out.

A rendering of a digital display on South Broad Street

A rendering of a digital display on South Broad Street

Alright, you’ve made it clear that you’re not really down with more digital billboards Urban Experiential Displays taking over the streets (and a parking garage) in Center City. Here’s how the results shook out from our informal poll from last week:

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Honestly, it’s closer than we thought it was going to be.


Here’s the thing, the Planning Commission agrees with you and wants to place stringent restrictions on how Urban Experiential Displays interact within the public realm should City Council straight up ignore their opposition. Scenic America wants you to take it one step further.

They’ve created a simple form that let’s you send an e-petition directly to Councilmen Bill Greenlee, Wilson Goode and Bobby Henon and Councilwoman Marian Tasco (who is retiring) stating your opposition to the bill.

Check out this snippet from the form, which you can edit as you so please:

People will be compelled to visit, live and spend time in Center City because of its stores, restaurants, parks, public spaces and historic landmarks, not because of a giant digital hand showing ads for Coke in between weather reports.

So, if you’re really against UEDs in Center City, there’s now a form for that.

Tell Philadelphia City Council: No more billboards in Center City [Scenic America]
FYI: Here’s How You Can Voice Your Opposition To Digital Billboards [Philebrity]