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Each month, APA's member magazine shows how innovative planning programs and techniques are reshaping America's communities.

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Journal of the American Planning Association

Since 1935, the quarterly Journal of the American Planning Association has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, scholars, students, policy makers, and others interested in planning.

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PAS Reports

APA's Planning Advisory Service published its first Information Report in 1949. Each quarterly PAS Report provides authoritative guidance on current issues and innovative practices in the field of planning.

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PAS Memo

What's working in communities like yours? These bimonthly alerts bring you practical information from planners around the country facing the same challenges you are.

PAS QuickNotes

Bite-size backgrounders make important planning issues easy for officials and the public to understand. They're ideal for public meetings, private briefings, and staff orientations.

Zoning Practice

Zoning Practice helps guide you as you write and administer smart development codes.

The Commissioner

The Commissioner is full of features and practical tips that will help you make critical decisions in the best interest of your community.


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Planners Press, an imprint of the American Planning Association, has now joined Routledge, a member of Taylor & Francis Group.