PAS Memo: Previous Editions

Read past issues of PAS Memo, a bimonthly publication for APA members and PAS subscribers.


January/February 2017

Advancing the Economic Development Element in Comprehensive Plans


March/April 2017

Planning for Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design


January/February 2016

Local Approaches to Managing Oil and Gas Development

July/August 2016

Smart Transportation Metrics for Smart Growth

March/April 2016

Comprehensive Planning and Geodesign

September/October 2016

Parklets: Best Practices for Design and Implementation

May/June 2016

Alternatives for Determining Parks and Recreation Level of Service

November/December 2016

Creative Placemaking


January/February 2015

Next-Generation Transportation Impact Fees

July/August 2015

Planning for Startup Communities: Investing in Entrepreneurs and a 21st Century Economy

March/April 2015

Geodesign and the Future of Planning

September/October 2015

Harnessing the Power of Tactical Urbanism for Planning Success

May/June 2015

Getting Ready for the Rain: Urban Flooding and Planning for Community Resilience

November/December 2015

Community Food System Assessments


January/February 2014

Planners and the Digital Commons: Perspectives, Techniques, and Engagement

July/August 2014

Land Trusts: Conserving Land, Strengthening Communities

March/April 2014

Planning for Urban Forest Resilience:
Managing Invasive Pests and Diseases

September/October 2014

Integrated Urban Water Management for Planners

May/June 2014

The Future of Outdoor Lighting

November/December 2014

Institutionalizing Urban Agriculture: Process, Progress, and Innovation


January/February 2013

Valuing Ecosystem Services to Inform Conservation and Development Decisions

July/August 2013

An Introduction to Community Branding

March/April 2013

Accelerating Change: Bend, Oregon, Explores New Ways to Advance Its Community's Vision

September/October 2013

An Introduction to Campus Planning: Insights and Opportunities

May/June 2013

Getting Trip Generation Right: Eliminating the Bias Against Mixed Use Development

November/December 2013

Local Bicycle Master Planning: Connecting Communities


January/February 2012

Delivering Better Plans

July/August 2012

Checking in on the Land Based Classification Standards: Multi-Dimensional Classification at a Crossroads

March/April 2012

Taking the Communications High Ground

September/October 2012

Historic Preservation: Expanding the Planner's Toolbox

May/June 2012

The Effectiveness of Green Infrastructure for Urban Stormwater Management

November/December 2012

Distributed Renewable Energy: Anticipating Energy Development in Communities


January/February 2011

The OpenNeighborhood Project: A Fresh Look at Public Participation

July/August 2011

Human Investment Planning

March/April 2011

Local Agricultural Preservation: Making the Food System Connection

September/October 2011

Project Management Is Good Planning!

May/June 2011

Using Metrics to Drive Community Sustainability Efforts

November/December 2011

Using the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index in Your Community


January/February 2010

ARS: An Innovative Public Engagement Tool

July/August 2010

New Realities and the Need for Leadership in Transportation Planning

March/April 2010

Climate Action Plans: Lessons Learned from Irvine, California

September/October 2010

Foreclosure: Community Impacts, Prevention, and Stabilization Strategies

May/June 2010

TDR-Less TDR Revisited: Transfer of Development Rights Innovations and Gunnison County's Residential Density Transfer Program

November/December 2010

Developing a Solar Energy Potential Map


January/February 2009

Integrating Energy and Climate into Planning

July/August 2009

Making Hazards a Planning Priority

March/April 2009

Adapting to Climate Change: Strategies from King County, Washington


Yikes, There's a Tourist in Town:
Guidance for Local Planners

May/June 2009

Green Infrastructure Planning: Recent Advances and Applications

November/December 2009

Community Visioning and Corridor Planning: Experiences from Lincoln City, Oregon


January/February 2008

Community-Based Brownfield Redevelopment

July/August 2008

Applying GIS-Based Land Suitability Analysis

March/April 2008

Planning for Rooftops: The Benefits of Green Roof Infrastructure

September/October 2008

Incorporating Health into Comprehensive Planning

May/June 2008

Carsharing: A Guide for Local Planners

November/December 2008

Planning for Family Friendly Communities


January/February 2007

Paycheck to Paycheck: Putting a Face on Housing Affordability

July/August 2007

Community Retail Streets: 21st Century Neighborhood Centers

March/April 2007

The Essential Planning Library Revisited

September/October 2007

Community and Regional Food Planning

May/June 2007

Advances in Land-cover Mapping for Improved Environmental Planning

November/December 2007

A Contemporary Look at Cul-de-sacs and Dead End Streets


January/February 2006

Child Care and Economic Development: The Role for Planners

July/August 2006

Employer Assisted Housing: An Old Concept Gaining New Momentum

March/April 2006

The Role of Planning in the New Energy Era: Results of a Survey

September/October 2006

Assessing the Health Impacts of Policies, Plans, and Projects

May/June 2006

Town-Gown Partnerships for Success

November/December 2006

Local Economic Development Strategies: An Assessment of Approaches


January/February 2005

Racial Disparities in Housing and Health

July/August 2005

Developer Exactions and the Creation of New City Parks

March/April 2005

Environmental Benefits of Trees in Urban Areas

September/October 2005

The Oregon Housing Needs Model

May/June 2005

Low Impact Development: An Alternative Approach to Site Design

November/December 2005

Planners in the Gulf Coast: First Person Accounts of Enduring Hurricanes Katrina and Rita


January/February 2004

Curbing Sprawl at Its Core: Community Development and Revitalizing the Built Environment

July/August 2004

Planning and Public Health Reunited: New Opportunities for Collaboration

March/April 2004

Assessing the Social, Economic, and Land Use Impacts of Transportation Projects

September/October 2004

Planning for Diversity: Lessons from the Los Angeles Design Action Planning Team Program

May/June 2004

Metro's Regional Land Information System: The Virtual Key to Portland's Growth Management Success

November/December 2004

Dealing with Diversity: Planning in Multicultural Communities