PAS Memo is an online newsletter published six times a year that reaches thousands of practitioners through APA's Planning Advisory Service.
About PAS Memo
Today's planners need to stay informed about innovative strategies and techniques for a wide range of planning topics.
PAS Memo delivers this information to you. It highlights current cutting-edge topics — such as green roofs and climate change adaptation — while providing the latest findings and best practices in classic planning areas such as stormwater management and housing affordability.
PAS Memo is written by practicing planners and experts in the field eager to share their expertise through illuminating case studies. Each article provides a list of links to online resources for planners who want to dig deeper.
PAS Memo is available to Planning Advisory Service subscribers only.
Harnessing the Power of Tactical Urbanism for Planning Success
Are you ready to jump-start change in your community? Tactical Urbanism uses low-cost, short-term interventions in the built environment to pave the way for long-term change. This movement began with grassroots efforts of citizens acting directly to bypass the red tape of City Hall, but is now being embraced by city officials through more sanctioned "top down" applications.
The latest PAS Memo explores how planners can use tactical urbanism to envision, test, and implement community change. Six case studies from Colorado cities show how this low-cost, low-risk approach has already helped planners and residents improve their streets and public spaces.
Access the archive of previous issues of PAS Memo. Beginning March/April 2015, also download issues in PDF format.
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