Adfree Cities is a network of groups across the UK who are concerned about the impacts of corporate advertising on our health, wellbeing, environment, climate, communities and the local economy.
We want happier, healthier cities free from the pressures of corporate outdoor advertising. We are seeking alternatives beyond consumerism: we celebrate community connection, solidarity, public art and nature. Together we will take back creative control of our neighbourhoods and make space for what we need to thrive.
What we do
- Hold the line: We stop new advertising sites in our cities. We support residents and community groups to oppose planning applications for new digital billboards.
- Positive alternatives: We showcase arts, nature and ad-free space as positive alternatives to corporate advertising.
- Movement building: We produce resources and organise events to raise awareness about the impacts of corporate advertising on mental health, wellbeing, environmental damage, climate breakdown, body image and the local economy.
- Lobby for change: We engage in a constructive dialogue with councils about sites they control and changing policies. We explore opportunities for change at a national level, including working with partners on joint campaigns.