Planning Advisory Service

Planners have turned to the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) for information and innovation since 1949. PAS is APA's flagship research brand, with a suite of publications and curated content.

Pop Open the Toolbox

To build a stronger community, you need the right tools. APA members and PAS subscribers get a well-stocked toolbox, including:

PAS Reports

Cover of PAS Report 598, Commercial Corridor Redevelopment Strategies

Practical Guides for Practicing Planners

Quarterly reports deliver authoritative guidance on trending issues and practices. APA members and PAS subscribers can download each new report as it is posted, and can download nearly 100 reports published since 1994. PAS subscribers also receive a print copy of each new PAS report.

Commercial Corridor Redevelopment Strategies, the latest PAS Report, offers a comprehensive approach grounded in a market-based perspective to help planners improve the economic health and sustainability of their communities' commercial corridors.

PAS Memo

Cover of PAS Memo July-August 2021: Design Thinking in Planning Practice

Best Shoptalk Around

What's working in communities like yours? These bimonthly alerts bring you practical information from planners around the country facing the same challenges you are. APA members and PAS subscribers are connected to an archive of previous issues.

Read "Design Thinking in Planning Practice," the latest PAS Memo, to explore how planners can use the design thinking process to help solve "wicked problems" and center community empowerment.

PAS QuickNotes

Cover of PAS QuickNotes 96: Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens

Handy Handouts on Hot Topics

Bite-size backgrounders covering important planning issues and emerging trends for a fast basic understanding. Ideal for practicing planners to familiarize themselves with important topics and future-focused tools.

"Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens," the latest PAS QuickNotes, describes the many benefits pollinator gardens with native plants can bring to neighborhoods and communities.

Historic PAS Reports

PAS published its first Information Report in 1949. Check out a wealth of early reports from the archives.

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Organizations that subscribe to PAS receive one print copy of each new PAS Report, and staff members of these organizations have online access to PAS Reports, PAS Memo, PAS QuickNotes, and APA's Research KnowledgeBase. APA members also have online access to PAS publications and the Research KnowledgeBase.

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