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Friday
Sep092005

New Urban Billboards

You've seen the "billboards from God" reinforcing the Ten Commandments.  What if we challenged conventional development with "Urbanist" billboards?

Here are some suggested slogans for bumper stickers and billboards (copyright 2005 Jeremy Fretts)

  • Demand mixed use.
  • Don't you wish the sidewalk went somewhere?
  • 1/4 mile from everything you need.
  • Live locally.
  • Aside from the beachfront...why isn't your hometown as attractive as your favorite vacation spot?
  • Lawns are a bad idea.
  • More square feet, or better square feet?
  • School, or education factory?
  • Design everything for pedestrians.
  • Live locally
  • <Low end production homebuilder>, building tomorrow's slums today!
  • Single-use zoning causes sprawl.
  • Suburbs: all the hassles of urban life, with none of the amenities.

Actual billboard reported from Providence, RI:

  • "No one actually lives in the suburbs."

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Reader Comments (4)

A favorite here at UW-Milwaukee is "Friends Don't Let Friends Move to the Suburbs." Perhaps a slogan to add to the list...
-Stephanie-
September 10, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
Baldwin Park in Florida has some awesome billboards around Orlando just like what you have proposed. Most of the Baldwin Park adverts are located near the most congested parts of busy I-4. I'll have to write them down next time I see one.

Here are some that I've made up:

"Zero mpg is okay when you're walking"

"Leave your car in the garage"

"The cookie cutter should only be used for baking cookies"




September 10, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Parish
WWDD? (What Would Duany Do?)
January 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTed Wells
Nice!!!
January 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAccepeVof

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