Four times a year, APA's Planning Advisory Service publishes a new PAS Report with guidance on current issues and innovative practices.

Subscribing organizations automatically receive each new PAS report as it is published. PAS subscribers can also download dozens of reports and purchase any printed report at a 50 percent discount.

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Local Planning Agency Management

Planning agency managers have a lot of roles to juggle. Keeping their team on track is only the start. They have to serve the public, work with other departments, stay abreast of local events, keep up with national trends, and occasionally play politics. The latest PAS report gives managers the essential tools and insights they need to make their offices efficient and effective. It discusses organizational structures, public engagement, providing great customer service, and the role of technology in contemporary planning agency management.

PAS subscribers will receive the report in April and can download it here.

Others may order it from APA.

Become a PAS Report Author

We’re always looking for authors to write or update PAS Reports on a variety of planning topics. Visit the archive to see the list of all past reports. If you have an idea for a PAS Report, please contact Senior Editor Camille Fink at