PAS QuickNotes (QN) are plain-English briefing papers that explain planning basics for public officials and engaged citizens. Each QN offers a concise overview of a timely planning topic, plus links to more resources from the Planning Advisory Service. PAS subscribers have access to all PAS QuickNotes in the QN Archive.

Latest Editions

Bike Sharing

Bike-share systems provide bicycles for short-term use, typically between a few minutes and a few hours. The latest edition of PAS QuickNotes provides a brief overview of the modern history of bike-share systems and highlights key features of systems operations before raising three important considerations for communities exploring bike sharing opportunities.
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Planning to Support Small Businesses

Traditionally, economic development practice has focused disproportionately on attracting and retaining large employers. The latest edition of PAS QuickNotes explains the economic importance of small businesses, describes the three basic stages of small business development, and highlights three broad strategies for supporting small businesses through local planning efforts.
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