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How Poland Gets Rid Of Annoying Ads And Makes Urban Landscapes Look Completely Different

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In modern cities advertisements are something of people’s constant companion. There are banners watching us from any building, telling us about shops, products and stuff customers just must buy. In a Polish city of Gdańsk citizens decided to fight against background noise from street ads, so the majority of such banners were removed. Was it a nice decision? Of course it was!

In Gdańsk, Poland, they started to control outdoor advertising and that’s what they’ve got

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According to Mad White, during 2 years they needed to remove advertisement images set until April 2, 2018. All commercials and billboards that had been operating in the city must have been removed. As a result, about 90% of separate banners and a large number of advertisements on building facades disappeared.

The end of the two-year period of the fighting against annoying ads came in the time of Covid-19. That is the reason why some banners haven’t been taken off. However, during the 2 years, Gdańsk has been notable transformed.

The period of time when ads and banner owners should have adjusted them to the new rules finished in 2020

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Uchwała Krajobrazowa Gdańska — organization that controls outdoor advertising and banners in Gdańsk, Poland

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Just recently the organization has shared the results of its work

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Pogromcy-Reklamozy

Thanks to the strict outdoor advertising regulation, the city has changed

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Annoying ads and banners which spoiled city architecture has disappeared

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Now advertisements don’t offend anyone’s eyes, so people can finally see building facades

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How Poland Gets Rid Of Annoying Ads And Makes Urban Landscapes Look Completely Different
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