São Paulo Bans Outdoor Advertising

I would love it if Chicago did this, it would make the entire cityscape less noisy:

Excitingly, a new city seems to be emerging from behind the advertising. The siting of billboards generally went unregulated, and many poor people readily accepted cash to have a poster site in their gardens or even in front of their homes. “Last week, on my way to work, I ‘discovered’ a house,” says Gustavo Piqueira, who runs the studio Rex Design in São Paulo. “It had been covered by a big billboard for years so I never even knew what it looked like.”