PAS Reports

Each quarter APA's Planning Advisory Service publishes a new PAS Report providing authoritative guidance on current issues and innovative practices.

Subscribing organizations automatically receive each new PAS report as it is published. Subscribers may view recent reports online and purchase print versions at a 50 percent discount from the APA store.

Latest Report

Planning Aging-Supportive Communities

Planning Aging-Supportive Communities cover, PAS 579The U.S. population is aging at an unprecedented pace, yet not every city and community is addressing this reality in policies and planning efforts. Planners and public officials have no choice other than to confront the challenges and opportunities that are part of this aging phenomenon, or they risk being caught unprepared by the impacts.

The latest PAS report is designed to help planners and public officials craft strategies to make their communities more aging-supportive. It presents an overview of the context and important components of aging-related issues, discusses examples of aging-supportiveness plans and programs in a range of cities and communities throughout the United States, and includes strategic recommendations to help planners and public officials craft appropriate aging-supportiveness plans and programs that best leverage their communities' existing assets and address specific needs

PAS subscribers received this report in July. Others may order it from the APA Store.

PAS Reports Archive

Whatever issue you're working on, chances are there's a PAS Report that covers it. Since 1949, PAS has published about 575 reports on a wide range of planning topics.

Take a look at the PAS Reports list to see all the titles in this vital resource series.

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Historic Reports

PAS Report No 145 coverPAS 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.

Information Report No. 237, August 1968

Height Regulation in Residential Districts

How should residential building height be regulated — and measured? Maximum building height standards may seem straightforward, but if hillsides are involved these measurements become confusing or downright ineffective.

This month's historic PAS Report from 1968 takes a stand in calling for a smarter approach to regulating building height than one that does it "simply and very badly."

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