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PAS Reports: Practical guides for practicing planners
Quarterly reports deliver authoritative guidance on trending issues and practices. Your office will receive each new PAS report as it's published, plus you'll have online access to dozens of past reports.

Inquiry Answer Service: Research on demand
When searching the Internet isn't enough, a crack research team will find the answer you need, along with the plans, ordinances, articles, and reports to back it up.

PAS Memo: The best shoptalk around
What's working in communities like yours? These bimonthly alerts bring you practical information from planners around the globe facing the same challenges you are.

PAS QuickNotes: Handy handouts on hot topics
Bite-size backgrounders make important planning issues easy for officials and the public to understand. They're ideal for public meetings, private briefings, and staff orientations.

PAS Essential Info Packets: One topic, one stop
Each PAS Essential Info Packet is a roundup of resources on a single planning topic. They're chock-full of articles, plan excerpts, model codes, and examples of local regulations.

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This Month at PAS

September 2015

You Asked. We Answered.

How do cities and counties cooperate on planning and development review?

Find out how we answered

Street Graphics and the Law

The latest PAS Report presents a method for improving the visual quality for signage, based on the principle that a good street graphic should be expressive of the business identity, compatible with the visual character of the surrounding area, and legible in its setting.

Harnessing the Power of Tactical Urbanism for Planning Success

Read the latest PAS Memo for a discussion of how planners can use low-cost, short-term interventions in the built environment.

Planning and Local Revenue Sources

Read the latest PAS QuickNotes for background on potential local revenue sources and the influence of revenue structure on land-use mix and the spatial distribution of development.

Sustaining Places Practices for Comprehensive Planning

Read the latest PAS Essential Info Packet for links to comprehensive plans that incorporate many of the best practices identified through the Sustaining Places initiative.

Historic PAS Reports

See what planners in 1958 were learning about regulating fences in PAS Report No. 113.

And check out the whole series of early reports available online.