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Megapolitan America

2011 Hardcover
America is the land of wide open spaces. Or is it? Explore how the rise of megapolitan areas is changing the way we live.


Revitalizing Historic Montgomery

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:30pm

Once it was epicenter of the civil rights movement. In more recent years, Montgomery, Alabama, has languished. But thanks to the Peacock Community Revitalization Project, positive change is ahead. Learn how this cooperative public-private venture, in tandem with Auburn University, will revitalize six contiguous blocks around Mobile Street while keeping the area’s historic character intact.


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The High Cost of Free Parking

2011 Paperback
One of APA's most popular titles, now updated and in paperback. This landmark treatise argues that cities are getting parking wrong and paying for their mistakes with sprawl, pollution, and higher prices. Donald Shoup shows how better parking policies could make better cities.


Planning in Plain English

2000 Paperback
This handbook is a great resource for planners who want to write concise, understandable plans and documents.


Redesigning Cities

2003 Paperback
Through detailed descriptions, Jonathan Barnett explains how design can reshape suburban growth patterns, revitalize older cities, and retrofit metropolitican areas.


Community-Based Housing for the Elderly (PAS 420)

1989 Paperback
As Americans live longer, the demand for appropriate housing for the elderly increases. This guide helps planners provide desirable senior housing without burdening the community.


Complete Streets (PAS 559)

2010 Paperback
Drawing on lessons learned from more than 30 communities around the country, this report provides insight into successful policy and implementation practices that have resulted in complete streets.


Planning, Public Health, and Physical Activity

2009 Adobe PDF
How can planning be used to encourage a physically active community? How can public health goals be incorporated in comprehensive plans? If you are pondering these questions, this PAS Essential Info Packet is for you.


Promoting Ground-Floor Retail in Mixed Use Districts

2012 Adobe PDF
This updated PAS Essential Info Packet offers a host of resources to help planners promote ground-floor retail in commercial mixed use districts for an active, vibrant street life.


How to Write a Zoning Ordinance

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00am

Take a lesson from planning attorneys as they show how to prepare the three types of zoning codes (conventional, form-based, and hybrid) and provide an understanding of regulatory drafting issues. Map out the process, from identifying needed public involvement to incorporating design standards. Explore components such as modular zoning, point systems, and mixed-use districts. Explore how to research specific issues. In addition, you will learn about regulatory illustrations and language and administrative procedures. Find out how to coordinate form-based districts with conventional standards. A final segment looks at alternative approaches to implementing and transitioning a new code. Interactive quizzes reinforce what you’ve learned and put you one step closer to putting your zoning ordinance on paper.


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Zoning Board Manual

1984 Paperback
Bair's book is filled with concrete examples from zoning practice, counsel to guide the zoning board, creative ideas, and solid advice on how to do a better job.


Principles of Smart Development (PAS 479)

1998 Paperback
Guidance and encouragement for communities to implement smart growth practices.


The Job of the Planning Commissioner

1987 Paperback
What characterizes an effective planning commissioner? Find out in this essential reference for both new and experienced planning officials.


Too Big, Boring, or Ugly (PAS 528)

2005 Paperback
This report offers planning and design tools to tame the too-big house, shake free of monotonous development, and negotiate the political minefield of teardowns.


E-Government (PAS 564)

2011 Paperback
This updated edition shows how today's technologies are making public planning more efficient, cost-effective, and engaging.


Growing Greener

1999 Paperback
Randall Arendt offers detailed explanations of resource-conserving development techniques that make both environmental and economic sense.


Presentation Graphics (PAS 453)

1995 Paperback
Make your presentations more effective! This guide gives examples of the different graphics programs, fonts, pictures, and utilities planners can use.


The High Cost of Free Parking

2005 Hardcover
Cities are getting parking wrong, and paying for their mistakes with sprawl, pollution, and higher prices for everything from hamburgers to housing. Donald Shoup shows how better parking policies could change the way our cities look and function.


Nonpoint Source Pollution (PAS 476)

1997 Paperback
This comprehensive guide tackles one of the most common threats to both surface and underground water supplies.


Affordable Single-Family Housing (PAS 385)

1984 Paperback
Affordable housing is a concern all across the country. Learn how states are testing the feasiblility of zoning for affordable housing.


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