Monthly Archives: September 2007

Clean City Law

São Paulo Bans Outdoor Ads in Fight Against Pollution
WorldChanging Team
September 16, 2007
PHOTO CREDIT: Tony de Marcos

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In January, the city of São Paulo, Brazil, enacted a ban on virtually all outdoor advertising. Billboards, neon signs, and even buses and taxis have been wiped clean of advertisements in the municipality, the world’s fourth largest. According to Mayor Gilberto Kassab, the so-called “Clean City Law” arose from a need to address rising pollution of all kinds, including air, water, and noise. “We decided that we should start combating pollution with the most conspicuous sector–visual pollution,” he was reported as saying.

Read WorldChanging article.
Listen to NPR MP3 interview.
Look at photos Tony de Marcos Flickr set .

9/11/07

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last night i walked the brooklyn bridge (as i did six years ago) – remembering all my wtc2 friends and colleagues. ending up at Pedros for cheap beer and good company.