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SCRUB is now Scenic Philadelphia

SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space, has changed its name to Scenic Philadelphia. The group was founded in 1990 as the Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight, a grassroots coalition aimed at stopping…

    • Enter SCRUB's Clearing the Clutter Video Contest

Enter SCRUB's Clearing the Clutter Video Contest

Enter SCRUB's Clearing the Clutter Video Contest for a chance to have your video featured on YouTube and win a $300 prize!  The video should spread awareness on billboards as visual pollution.…

Billboard news from SCRUB

Dear SCRUB Members and Friends, Miraculously no one was hurt, but on January 13th, New Yorkers learned that 50 tons of steel towering over a Brooklyn neighborhood was a disaster waiting…

Marc Gobé speaks about emotional branding, cities and advertising

By Frances V. RyanFor SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space Earlier this summer, nearly 800 business leaders from 19 countries attended the Sustainable Brands Conference in Monterey, California.…

Another way to battle blight

EVEN in Philadelphia, with its 40,000 vacant properties and a quarter of its population living below the poverty line, the Kensington neighborhood still shocks. On a frigid afternoon, a prostitute lingers…

    • SCRUB facilitates summer academic program for high school students

SCRUB facilitates summer academic program for high school students

By Willa Granger For SCRUBThis past July, SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space, partnered with Philadelphia Futures to create a three-week summer academic program for local high school students.…

SCRUB: Paris decreases visual pollution, Philadelphia increases

By Willa GrangerFor SCRUB This past June, Paris City Council passed a new law restricting outdoor advertising.The decision, which will likely put a dent in the sales of local…

    • Korean contingent visits the SCRUB Foundation¬†

Korean contingent visits the SCRUB Foundation 

By Willa GrangerFor SCRUB This past June the SCRUB Foundation, the Public Voice for Public Space, recently hosted a group of representatives of the Gyeonggi Province (South Korea) to discuss…

    • SCRUB: Beauty or blight?

SCRUB: Beauty or blight?

Please Testify on Billboard Industry's I-95 Bill  *   Planning Commission Meeting  Tues June 14th at 1:00  1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor  *   City Council Meeting Thursday, June 16 at…

    • SCRUB Available to Give Signage Workshops

SCRUB Available to Give Signage Workshops

Recently, SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space presented a workshop on legal and attractive accessory signage for business owners in Lower Moyamensing.  SCRUB was joined by representatives of the Community…

    • The remains of a collapsed billboard.

McConville et al v. The City of Philadelphia et al

A Philadelphia business owner arrived to work one morning to find a billboard had crashed against the side and roof of her building, causing extensive damage.  When the sign company ignored…

News from SCRUB: Digital Signage- I-95 Expansion- Zoning Code- Updates

SCRUB Friends, Councilman DiCicco introduced two new bills that could accelerate billboard proliferation in Philadelphia, and increase the numbers of intensely bright and dangerously distracting digital billboards.  Rules Committee Hearings have…

    • photo credit Jenna Winegar, photo illustration PlanPhilly

How bill on I-95 condemnation corridor came to be

Pending city council legislation that would allow owners of the typical, one-dimensional billboards set to be removed for the I-95 expansion to replace them with flashier, double-sided, electronic signs was not…

    • Area affected by DiCicco bill

PCPC jumps in front of I-95 condemnation corridor bill

Owners of typical, one-dimensional billboards that must be removed to make way for the expansion of I-95 could replace them with flashier, double-sided electronic billboards under legislation currently pending in City…

SCRUB letter regarding billboard legislation

A message from SCRUB: Councilman Frank DiCicco Introduces Legislation that Strips Neighborhoods of their Right to Enforce Billboard Laws Billboard prohibition and removal has enhanced revitalization efforts in every corner of…

Mary Tracy: New President of Scenic America

Press releaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact: Lynn McConville   267-456-3753 The Board of Directors of SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space, is pleased to announce that Mary Cawley Tracy,…

SCRUB: Victory for City's Billboard Laws

Victory in the Court! Common Pleas Judge Idee Fox Upholds the Constitutionality of Philadelphia's Outdoor Advertising Sign Controls FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 14, 2009                                                                       215-731-1775 In a crushing defeat for Callowhill…

Ushering in broad new rules for newsstands

James Estrin/The New York TimesOne of the new Cemusa newsstands was installed last week near the Queens Center mall. Previous coverage May 7 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyPhiladelphia…

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