Webinar Recording and Materials

Recorded Wednesday, June 16

The design and development of new sign types accompanying the evolution of the “smart city” creates new challenges for communities to ensure regulatory and privacy concerns are proactively addressed. This session seeks to help you understand the development of smart cities across the globe and to appreciate the importance of citizen participation and social equity in developing policies which will govern technologies currently being integrated and in development.

Apply for 1 CM Credit
Download Audio Recording and Presentation Slides of Webinar

The presenters are co-authors of the recently published report, Smart Signage and Smart Cities: Regulating New Tech. They have chronicled emerging technologies that will shape signage and wayfinding in the near future and provide guidance to the approach cities should take to ready themselves for the role of signs in the future. The presentation includes guidance for communities integrating smart technologies with their sign ordinances.

  • Deacon Wardlow currently serves as the Continuous Improvement Manager for Vantage LED, Special Ops Co-Director of Spectacular Media, Founder of FiSimply Consulting, and is an active speaker, author, and futurist regarding emergent technologies. He is frequently called up as an expert on new technologies for various domestic and multinational corporations working with signage.
  • Dawn Jourdan is Executive Associate Dean for the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. In that capacity, she serves as Dean of Faculty, Research and Graduate Programs. She holds the rank of professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. She teaches courses in: land use law, growth management; affordable housing; and planning history and theory, among others. Dawn conducts research at the intersection of planning, law and governance. She is the founding president of the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education and was the founding editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding. As of August 1, 2021, Dawn will join the faculty at the University of Maryland as the Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.