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

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

Latest Report

Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management 

The latest PAS report explores the evolution of material and waste management in the U.S.; connects it to core planning concerns of environment, infrastructure, finance, economy, equity, and technology; and calls for a shift from end-of-pipe solutions to life-cycle approaches.

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.

Rail Lines and Terminals in Urban Planning

Information Report No. 82, January 1956

Following World War II and with the advent of motorized truck transportation and airline travel, the nation's once-powerful private railroad industry was in decline. This month's historic PAS report looks at the changes in this transportation sector and encourages planning agencies to take more active roles in future railway infrastructure and land-use planning. 

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 Ann Dillemuth at