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

The cover of PAS 595: A Planner’s Guide to Meeting Facilitation.

A Planner's Guide to Meeting Facilitation

PAS Report 595

Leading a public meeting can be challenging, and this responsibility often falls to planners — but meeting facilitation skills are not usually taught in schools. The latest PAS Report offers step-by-step guidance in effectively planning, preparing for, and leading a group meeting to a productive outcome.

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APA members and PAS subscribers can download each new report as it is posted, and can download nearly 100 reports published since 1994. Others may purchase PDFs of the reports. PAS subscribers also receive a print copy of each new PAS report.

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Historic Reports

PAS published its first Information Report in 1949. To celebrate this history, each month we'll present a new report from the archives. We hope you enjoy these fascinating snapshots of planning issues of yesteryear.

Industrial Zoning Standards

Information Report No. 78, September 1955

This month's historic PAS Report examines the new "performance standards" approach to industrial use zoning, which regulates these uses based on external effects, not the name of the use.

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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 Ann Dillemuth at

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