PAS published its first Information Report in 1949. Whatever issue you're working on, chances are there's a PAS Report that covers it.

APA members and PAS subscribers can download more than 100 reports; others may purchase PDFs for $25 each. Select titles, including many historic reports (1–241), are open to all.


607. Strategic Planning for Communities and Organizations. Wayne Feiden, FAICP, and the Center for Resilient Metro-Regions. 2024. 60 pp.

606. Planning for Advanced Air Mobility. Adam Cohen, Susan Shaheen, PhD, and Yolanka Wulff, JD. 2024. 96 pp.

605. A Guide to Community Planning Academies. Donna J. Carney. 2023. 108 pp.

604. Planning With Artificial Intelligence. Thomas W. Sanchez, Ph.D. 2023. 66 pp.

603. Intergenerational Community Planning. Irv Katz and Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D. 2022. 64 pp.

602. Planning for Biophilic Cities. JD Brown and Helen Santiago Fink. 2022. 115 pp.

601. Planning for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation. Matt Bucchin, AICP, and Aaron Tuley, AICP. 2022. 163 pp.

600. Planning for Urban Heat Resilience. Ladd Keith, PhD, and Sara Meerow, PhD. 2022. 99 pp.

599. Smart Cities: Integrating Technology, Community, and Nature. Petra Hurtado, PhD, with Benjamin G. Hitchings, FAICP, and David C. Rouse, FAICP. 2021. 107 pp.

598. Commercial Corridor Redevelopment Strategies. Luis Núñez. 2021. 188pp.

597. Using Drones in Planning Practice. Ric Stephens, Rob Dannenberg, Wendie Kellington, and Patrick Sherman. 2020. 113pp.


596. Planning for Infrastructure Resilience. Joseph DeAngelis, AICP, Haley Briel, and Michael Lauer, AICP. 2019. 124pp.

595. A Planner's Guide to Meeting Facilitation. Milton J. Herd, FAICP. 2019. 108pp.

594. Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface. Molly Mowery, AICP, Anna Read, AICP, Kelly Johnston, RPF, and Tareq Wafaie, AICP. 2019. 144pp.

593. Planning With Diverse Communities. Ivis García, AICP, PhD, Andrea Garfinkel-Castro, and Deirdre Pfeiffer, AICP, PhD. 2019. 140pp.

592. Planning for Autonomous Mobility. Jeremy Crute, William Riggs, PhD, AICP, Timothy Chapin, PhD, and Lindsay Stevens, AICP. 2018. 84pp.

591. Design Review: Guiding Better Development. Mark Hinshaw, FAICP, and Marya Morris, FAICP. 2018. 96pp.

590. Downtown Revitalization in Small and Midsized Cities. Michael A. Burayidi, PhD. 2018. 124pp.

589. Creating Planning Documents. Allyson Mendenhall, Claire Hempel, AICP CUD, Emily Risinger, and Stephanie Grigsby, AICP. 2017. 104pp.

588. Planners and Water. William Cesanek, AICP, Vicki Elmer, PhD, and Jennifer Graeff, AICP. 2017. 156pp.

587. Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management. Ai Ning, PhD, and Nancey Green Leigh, PhD, FAICP. 2017. 108pp.

586. Emerging Trends in Regional Planning. Rocky Piro, Ph.D., FAICP, and Robert A. Leiter, FAICP (eds.), with Sharon Rooney, AICP. 2017. 108pp.

585. Big Data and Planning. Kevin Desouza, Kendra Smith. 2016. 104pp.

584. Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas. James C. Schwab, FAICP, Chad Berginnis, Terri L. Turner, AICP, Anna Read, AICP, Nicholas A. Walny. 2016. 112pp.

583. Planning for Shared Mobility. Adam Cohen and Susan Shaheen. 2016. 107pp.

582. Local Planning Agency Management. Wayne Feiden, FAICP. 2016. 119pp.

581. Coastal Zone Management. Elizabeth Felter and Marya Morris, AICP. 2016. 84pp.

580. Street Graphics and the Law. Fourth Edition. Daniel R. Mandelker, John M. Baker, and Richard Crawford. 2015. 144pp.

579. Planning Aging-Supportive Communities. Bradley H. Winick, AICP, and Martin Jaffe. 2015. 100pp.

578. Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans. David R. Godschalk, FAICP, and David C. Rouse, AICP. 2015. 72pp.


577. Sustainable Urban Industrial Development. Nancey Green Leigh, FAICP, Nathanael Z. Hoelzel, Benjamin R. Kraft, and C. Scott Dempwolf. 2014. 68pp.

576. Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation. James C. Schwab, AICP (ed.). 2014. 200pp.

575. Planning for Solar Energy. David Morley, AICP (ed.). 2014. 144pp.

574. Planning and Drought. James C. Schwab (ed.), AICP. 2013. 144pp.

573. Working with Planning Consultants. Eric Damian Kelly, FAICP. 2013. 72pp.

572. Planning for the Deceased. Christopher Coutts, Carlton Basmajian, Dwight Merriam, FAICP, and Patricia Salkin. 2013. 80pp.

571. Green Infrastructure: A Landscape Approach. David C. Rouse, AICP, and Ignacio F. Bunster-Ossa. 2013. 144pp.

570. The Rules That Shape Urban Form. Donald L. Elliott, FAICP, Matthew Goebel, AICP, and Chad B. Meadows, AICP. 2012. 124pp.

569. Planning and Broadband: Infrastructure, Policy, and Sustainability. Kathleen McMahon, AICP, Ronald Thomas, FAICP, and Charles Kaylor. 2012. 72pp.

568. Cities in Transition: A Guide for Practicing Planners. Joseph Schilling and Alan Mallach, FAICP. 2012. 168pp.

567. Sustaining Places: The Role of the Comprehensive Plan. David R. Godschalk, FAICP, and William R. Anderson, FAICP. 2012. 104pp.

566. Planning for Wind Energy. Suzanne Rynne, AICP, Larry Flowers, Eric Lantz, and Erica Heller, AICP (eds.). 2011. 144pp.

565. Assessing Sustainability: A Guide for Local Governments. Wayne M. Feiden, FAICP, with Elisabeth Hamin. 2011. 108pp.

564. E-Government. Revised Edition. Jennifer Evans-Cowley and Joseph Kitchen. 2011. 105pp.

563. Urban Agriculture: Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places. Kimberley Hodgson, Marcia Caton Campbell, and Martin Bailkey. 2011. 148pp.

562. Planners and Planes: Airports and Land-Use Compatibility. Susan M. Schalk, AICP, and Stephanie A.D. Ward, AICP. 2010. 72pp.

561. Fiscal Impact Analysis: Methodologies for Planners. L. Carson Bise II. 2010. 68pp.

560. Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning. James C. Schwab (ed.). 2010. 152pp.

559. Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices. Barbara McCann and Suzanne Rynne. 2010. 144pp.

558. Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future. Scott Shuford, Suzanne Rynne, and Jan Mueller. 2010. 160pp.


557. Transportation Infrastructure: The Challenges of Rebuilding America. Marlon Boarnet (ed.). 2009. 124pp.

556. Smart Codes: Model Land-Development Regulations. Marya Morris (ed.). 2009. 260pp.

555. Planning the Urban Forest: Ecology, Economy, and Community Development. James C. Schwab (ed.). 2009. 160pp.

554. A Planners Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning: Transforming Food Environments, Facilitating Healthy Eating. Samina Raja, Branden Born, and Jessica Kozlowski Russell. 2008. 108pp.

553. Planners and the Census: Census 2010, ACS, Factfinder, and Understanding Growth. Christopher Williamson. 2008. 126pp.

552. Great Places in America: Great Streets and Neighborhoods, 2007 Designees. James Hecimovich (ed.). 2008. 82pp.

551. From Recreation to Re-creation: New Directions in Parks and Open Space System Planning. Megan Lewis (ed.). 2008. 176pp.

549/550. Fair and Healthy Land Use: Environmental Justice and Planning. Craig Anthony Arnold. 2007. 180pp.

548. Zoning as a Barrier to Multifamily Housing Development. Gerrit Knaap, Stuart Meck, Terry Moore, and Robert Parker. 2007. 70pp.

546/547. The Transportation/Land Use Connection. Terry Moore, Paul Thorsnes, and Bruce Appleyard. 2007. 376pp.

545. Planned Unit Developments. Daniel Mandelker. 2007. 138pp.

543/544. Planning Active Communities. Marya Morris (ed.). 2006. 116pp.

542. Planning Issues for On-site and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment. Wayne M. Feiden and Eric S. Winkler. 2006. 59pp.

541. An Economic Development Toolbox: Strategies and Methods. Terry Moore, Stuart Meck, and James Ebenhoh. 2006. 78pp.

539/540. Integrating Planning and Public Health: Tools and Strategies to Create Healthy Places. Marya Morris (ed.). 2006. 144pp.

538. Project Rating/Recognition Programs for Supporting Smart Growth Forms of Development. Matthew R. Cuddy and Douglas R. Porter. 2006. 48pp.

537. Meeting the Big Box Challenge: Planning, Design, and Regulatory Strategies. Jennifer Evans-Cowley. 2006. 69pp.

536. Placemaking on a Budget: Improving Small Towns, Neighborhoods, and Downtowns Without Spending a Lot of Money. Al Zelinka and Susan Jackson Harden. 2005. 131pp.

535. The Four Supreme Court Land-Use Decisions of 2005: Separating Fact from Fiction. APA. 2005. 192pp.

533/534. Landslide Hazards and Planning. James C. Schwab, Paula L. Gori, and Sanjay Jeer (eds.). 2005. 208pp.

532. Parking Cash Out. Donald C. Shoup. 2005. 118pp.

531. Planning for the Unexpected: Land-Use Development and Risk. Laurie Johnson, Laura Dwelley Samant, and Suzanne Frew. 2005. 59pp.

529/530. Planning for Wildfires. James Schwab and Stuart Meck. 2005. 124pp.


528. Too Big, Boring, or Ugly: Planning and Design Tools to Combat Monotony, the Too-Big House, and Teardowns. Lane Kendig. 2004. 103pp.

527. Street Graphics and the Law. Third Edition. Daniel Mandelker with Andrew Bertucci and William Ewald. 2004. 133pp.

526. Codifying New Urbanism: How to Reform Municipal Land Development Regulations. Congress for the New Urbanism. 2004. 97pp.

525. E-Government. Maria Manta Conroy and Jennifer Evans-Cowley. 2004. 41pp.

523/524. Crossroads, Hamlet, Village, Town, Revised Edition. Randall Arendt. 2004. 142pp.

521/522. A Planners Dictionary. Michael Davidson and Fay Dolnick (eds). 2004. 460pp.

520. Urban Containment in the United States: History, Models, and Techniques for Regional and Metropolitan Growth Management. Chris Nelson, FAICP, and Casey Dawkins, AICP. 2004. 130pp.

518/519. Ecological Riverfront Design: Restoring Rivers, Connecting Communities. Besty Otto, Kathleen McCormick, and Michael Luccese. 2004. 177pp.

517. Community Indicators. Rhonda Phillips, AICP. 2003. 46pp.

516. Jobs-Housing Balance. Jerry Weitz, AICP. 2003. 41pp.

515. Planning for Street Connectivity: Getting from Here to There. Susan Handy, Robert G. Paterson, and Kent Butler. 2003. 95pp.

513/514. Regional Approaches to Affordable Housing. Stuart Meck, FAICP, Rebecca Retzlaff, AICP, and James Schwab, AICP. 2003. 271pp.

512. Smart Growth Audits. Jerry Weitz and Leora Susan Waldner. November 2002. 56pp.

510/511. Parking Standards. Edited by Michael Davidson and Fay Dolnick. November 2002. 181pp.

509. Street Vending: A Survey of Ideas and Lessons for Planners. Jennifer Ball. August 2002. 44pp.

508. Performance Guarantees for Government Permit-Granting Authorities. Wayne Feiden and Raymond Burby. July 2002. 80pp.

506/507. Old Cities/Green Cities: Communities Transform Unmanaged Land. J. Blaine Bonham, JR., Gerri Spilka, and Darl Rastorfer. March 2002. 123pp.

505. Telecom Hotels: A Planners Guide. Jennifer Evans-Cowley. March 2002. 31pp.

503/504. Saving Face: How Corporate Franchise Design Can Respect Community Character. Ronald Lee Fleming. February 2002. 118pp.

502. Parks and Economic Development. John L. Crompton. November 2001. 74pp.

500/501. Lights, Camera, Community Video: Engaging Citizens in Creating a Community Documentary and Vision. Cabot Orton, Keith Spiegel, and Eddie Gale. June 2001. 76pp.

499. Regulating Home-Based Businesses in the Twenty-First Century. Charles Wunder. December 2000. 97pp.

497/498. Parks, Recreation, and Open Space: A Twenty-First Century Agenda. Alexander Garvin. December 2000. 72pp.

495/496. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Regulating Sex Businesses. Eric Damian Kelly and Connie Cooper. December 2000. 168pp.

494. Incentive Zoning: Meeting Urban Design and Affordable Housing Objectives. Marya Morris. September 2000. 64pp.

493. Transportation, Impact Fees, and Excise Taxes. Connie Cooper. July 2000. 62pp.


489/490. Aesthetics, Community Character, and the Law. Christopher J. Duerksen and R. Matthew Goebel. December 1999. 154pp.

487/488. Crossroads, Hamlet, Village, Town. Randall Arendt. September 1999. 144pp.

486. Youth Participation in Community Planning. Ramona Mullahey, Yve Susskind, and Barry Checkoway. June 1999. 70pp.

485. Traffic Sheds, Rural Highway Capacity, and Growth Management. Lane Kendig with Stephen Tocknell. March 1999. 24pp.

483/484. Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction. Jim Schwab, et al. December 1998. 346pp.

482. Planning and Zoning for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Jim Schwab. December 1998. 44pp.

480/481. Modernizing State Planning Statutes, Vol. 2. September 1998. 269pp.

479. The Principles of Smart Development. September 1998. 113pp.

478. Manufactured Housing: Regulation, Design Innovation, and Development Options. Welford Sanders. July 1998. 120pp.

477. Transportation Demand Management. Erik Ferguson. March 1998. 68pp.

476. Nonpoint Source Pollution: A Handbook for Local Governments. Sanjay Jeer, Megan Lewis, Stuart Meck, Jon Witten, and Michelle Zimet. December 1997. 127pp.

474/475. Online Resources for Planners. Sanjay Jeer. November 1997. 126pp.

473. Subdivision Design in Flood Hazard Areas. Marya Morris. September 1997. 62pp.

470/471. Habitat Protection Planning: Where the Wild Things Are. Christopher J. Duerksen, Donald L. Elliott, N. Thompson Hobbs, Erin Johnson, and James R. Miller. May 1997. 82pp.

469. Gambling, Economic Development, and Historic Preservation. Christopher Chadbourne, Philip Walker, and Mark Wolfe. March 1997. 56pp.

450. Preparing a Historic Preservation Plan. Bradford White and Richard Roddewig. March 1994. 58pp.

Historic PAS Reports

PAS published its first Information Report in 1949. To celebrate this history, we have made available a wealth of past issues from the archives. We hope you enjoy these fascinating snapshots of planning issues of yesteryear.

241. Planning the Public Library. December 1968. 16pp.

240. Public Hearings, Controversy, and the Written Response. November 1968. 11pp.

237. Height Regulation in Residential Districts. August 1968. 12pp.

236. Trees in the City. July 1968. 44pp.

235. New Physical Forms for City Schools. June 1968. 20pp.

234. Neighborhood Service Facilities. May 1968. 16pp.

231. Planning the Airport Environment. February 1968. 39pp.

230. The Open Space Net. January 1968. 24pp.

229. Vest Pocket Parks. December 1967. 16pp.

228. Regulating Public Uses. November 1967. 20pp.

226. The Authority of the Zoning Administrator. September 1967. 17pp.

224. Equal Opportunity: Selected Statements from Planning Publications. July 1967. 15pp.

223. Community Mental Health Centers. June 1967. 16pp.

218. Regulating Storage of Major Recreational Equipment. January 1967. 8pp.

217. Annual Reports. December 1966. 28pp.

214. Parking in Residential Areas. September 1966. 20pp.

211. Administration and Management in a Planning Office. June 1966. 36pp.

210. School Enrollment by Housing Type. May 1966. 19pp.

209. The Elimination of Nonconforming Signs. April 1966 19pp.

201. Disposal of Junked Cars. August 1965. 24pp.

200. The Planning Commission as Viewed by Planning Directors. July 1965. 16pp.

199. The Pedestrian Count. June 1965. 16pp.

198. Helicopters. May 1965. 40pp.

194. Standards for Outdoor Recreational Areas. January 1965. 44pp.

192. Periodicals for Planning Agencies. November 1964. 8pp.

190. Parking Lot Aesthetics. September 1964. 20pp.

187. Apartments in the Suburbs. June 1964. 28pp.

186. Air Rights. May 1964. 24pp.

185. Nursing Homes. April 1964. 24pp.

177. Highway-Oriented and Urban Arterial Commercial Areas. September 1963. 24pp.

175. School Site Selection. August 1963. 24pp.

167. Proprietary and Pseudo-Voluntary Hospitals. January 1963. 6pp.

166. Apartment Densities for Medium-Size Cities. January 1963. 4pp.

165. Illustrating the Zoning Ordinance. December 1962. 32pp.

164. Row Houses. November 1962. 20pp.

163. Underground Wiring in New Residential Areas. October 1962. 24pp.

160. New Techniques for Shaping Urban Expansion. July 1962. 22pp.

159. Condominium. June 1962. 24pp.

157. The Community Renewal Program. April 1962. 26pp.

156. Work Programming. March 1962. 35pp.

152. Policy Statements: Guides to Decision-Making. November 1961. 28pp.

151. Capital Improvement Programming. October 1961. 40pp.

150. Audio-Visual Aids and Equipment. September 1961. 28pp.

149. Citizens' Planning Groups. August 1961. 28pp.

148. Planning and an Aging Population. July 1961. 40pp.

146. Principles of Organization for Planning Agencies. May 1961. 24pp.

145. Regulation of Mobile Home Subdivisions. April 1961. 36pp.

142. Fads: Karts and Tumbling Centers. January 1961. 28pp.

141. Neighborhood Boundaries. December 1960. 32pp.

139. Planning for Apartments. October 1960. 44pp.

138. Automation and Urban Planning. September 1960. 24pp.

135. Cluster Subdivisions. June 1960. 35pp.

134. The Press, the Public, and Planning. May 1960. 20pp.

133. Zoning Buffers: Solution or Panacea? April 1960. 32pp.

126. Hillside Development. September 1959. 30pp.

125. Central Business District Goals. August 1959. 15pp.

123. Planning Pays. June 1959. 28pp.

119. Protecting Future Streets: Official Maps, Set-backs, and Such. February 1959. 30pp.

118. Waterfronts: Planning for Resort and Residential Uses. January 1959. 40pp.

115. Amending the Zoning Ordinance. October 1958. 36pp.

114. Annexation Studies. September 1958. 35pp.

113. Fences. August 1958. 18pp.

112. Public Property Zoning Problems. July 1958. 15pp.

111. Floor Area Ratio. June 1958. 27pp.

110. Bowling Alleys. May 1958. 33pp.

109. Planning and Financing Storm Sewers. April 1958. 20pp.

108. Liquor Outlets. March 1958. 19pp.

107. Check Lists for Planning Operations. February 1958. 12pp.

106. Churches and Planning Controls. January 1958. 52pp.

105. Rooming Houses. December 1957. 17pp.

104. Industrial Renewal Research. November 1957. 23pp.

102. Subdivision Design: Some New Improvements. September 1957. 15pp.

100. Planning in Urban Renewal. July 1957. 13pp.

98. Fire House Location Planning. May 1957. 22pp.

97. Funeral Homes. April 1957. 23pp.

96. New Developments in Architectural Control. March 1957. 25pp.

95. Sidewalks in the Suburbs. February 1957. 19pp.

93. Migratory Labor Camps in the Community. December 1956. 30pp.

86. Land Development Ordinances: Grading; Curb Cuts and Driveways; Street Trees. May 1956. 35pp.

85. Animals in Urban Areas. April 1956. 25pp.

84. The Changing Function of Trailer Parks. March 1956. 32pp.

82. Rail Lines and Terminals in Urban Planning. January 1956. 22pp.

80. Programs for Central Business District Improvement. November 1955. 21pp.

79. Air Pollution: A Growing Urban Problem. October 1955. 38pp.

78. Industrial Zoning Standards. September 1955. 75pp.

77. Neighborhood Business Districts. August 1955. 17pp.

74. Hot Rods, Car Clubs, and Drag Strips. May 1955. 30pp.

71. The Urbanizing Influence of the Expressway and the Need for Planning and Zoning. February 1955. 24pp.

70. Wholesale Produce Markets. January 1955. 26pp.

69. Organization Charting. December 1954. 9pp.

59. Site Design, Parking, and Zoning for Shopping Centers. February 1954. 33pp.

58. Forms for Performance Bonds. January 1954. 31pp.

56. Official Joint Planning in the United States. November 1953. 41pp.

55. Nurseries and Day Care Centers. October 1953. 24pp.

54. Zoning Regulation of Home Occupations. September 1953. 24pp.

53. Flood Plain Regulation. August 1953. 20pp.

52. Heliports in the City Plan. July 1953. 28pp.

50. Zone Locations for Hospitals and Other Medical Facilities. May 1953. 35pp.

48. Performance Bonds for the Installation of Subdivision Improvements. March 1953. 26pp.

46. Public Open Space in Subdivisions. January 1953. 19pp.

45. Municipal Waterfronts: Planning for Industrial and Commercial Uses. December 1952. 21pp.

44. Economic Analysis of Market Area for Shopping Centers. November 1952. 25pp.

43. Municipal Provision of Parking Facilities. October 1952. 18pp.

38. Installation of Physical Improvements as Required in Subdivision Regulations. May 1952. 25pp.

37. Minimum Requirements for Lot and Building Size. April 1952. 30pp.

36. Planning for School Capacities and Locations. March 1952. 35pp.

34. The Special District: A New Zoning Development. January 1952. 28pp.

32. Performance Standards in Industrial Zoning. November 1951. 19pp.

31. Impact of Large Industries on Small Communities. October 1951. 39pp.

29. Land-Use Mapping, Aerial Photography, and Duplicating: Some Basic Elements. August 1951. 23pp.

27. Zoning for Group Housing Developments. June 1951. 30pp.

26. The Journey to Work: Relation Between Employment and Residence. May 1951. 28pp.

25. Regulating Storage, Distribution, and Use of Propane and Butane. April 1951. 20pp.

23. Capital Improvement Programming — Some Considerations. February 1951. 21pp.

22. Community Inducements to Industry. January 1951. 21pp.

20. Air Pollution Control. November 1950. 29pp.

19. The Planning Commission: Its Composition and Function. October 1950. 30pp.

17. Population Forecasting. August 1950. 23pp.

16. Cemeteries in the City Plan. July 1950. 29pp.

15. Self-Service Gasoline Stations. June 1950. 11pp.

14. Urban Land Use. May 1950. 18pp.

13. Street-Naming and House-Numbering Systems. April 1950. 19pp.

12. Trailers and Trailer Camps in the Community. March 1950. 33pp.

11. What to Expect from the 1950 Census. February 1950. 12pp.

6. Architectural Control. September 1949. 30pp.

5. Conversion of Large Single-Family Dwellings to Multiple-Family Dwellings. August 1949. 18pp.

3. Titles and Salaries of Selected Planning Positions. June 1949. 11pp.

2. Elimination of Nonconforming Uses. May 1949. 15pp.

1. Building Lines, Mapped Streets, Setbacks, Front Yards. April 1949. 7pp.