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

Downtown Revitalization in Small and Midsized Cities

The latest PAS Report provides exemplary strategies that have proved successful in transforming the downtowns of small and midsized cities. It explores the conditions that make these strategies work and offers guidance on how to organize downtown stakeholders, organizations, and consultants in the downtown revitalization process.

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.

Municipal Waterfronts: Planning for Commercial and Industrial Uses

Information Report No. 45, December 1952

The development of municipal waterfronts has been varied and complex, largely because much waterfront development occurred before the establishment of planning and zoning efforts.  This month's historic PAS report examines the challenges of waterfront planning for commercial and industrial uses and provides examples of how various cities are planning, zoning, and investing in their working waterfronts.

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