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 for further reading. APA members and PAS subscribers have access to all PAS QuickNotes in the QN Archive.


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Public Art and Planning

PAS QuickNotes No. 77

Public art is any work of art situated in or visible from a publicly accessible space. It includes visual art — such as statues and murals — performance art — such as musical and theatrical events — and other creative practices that spur community dialogue, connect communities and issues, generate economic activity, or humanize the built environment. This edition of PAS QuickNotes introduces public art as a tool for placemaking and community engagement.

Corridor Planning

PAS QuickNotes No. 76

Corridors are linear pathways that connect places and allow for the movement of people, goods, or wildlife. They may be regional in scale, as in a heavy rail corridor, or extremely local, as in a retail corridor along a city thoroughfare. This edition of PAS QuickNotes introduces the concept of corridor planning and provides a primer on the corridor planning process.

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