PUBLICATIONS AND LINKS
American Planning Association (APA) Publications
APA's Planning Advisory Service (PAS) published its first Information Report in 1949. This service provides digital access to PAS Reports, PAS Memo, and PAS QuickNotes publications through its Knowledge Center. Most of these documents require a subscription to access documents free of charge or non-members may purchase PDF’s of the reports through the APA website. The APA also offers a monthly Planning Magazine (via subscription) which highlights various planning programs and techniques that are reshaping America's communities.
PAS Reports – Each PAS Report provides authoritative guidance on current issues and innovative practices in the field of planning. Whatever issue you’re working on, chances are there’s a PSA Report that covers it. Some of the historic reports (#1 – #241) are free of charge and can be accessed by clicking here. Non-members may purchase PDF’s of select reports for $25 each* (see APA link above). To view a list of currently available PAS Reports, click here.
PAS Memo – This series provides planners with actionable information drawn from practical experience on today’s important planning topics and tools. Written by practicing planners and experts in the field, each issue contains illuminating case studies with links to online resources for planners who want to dig deeper. Non-members may purchase PDF’s of select issues for $10 each* (see APA link above). To view a list of currently available PAS Memos, click here.
PAS QuickNotes – These are plain-language briefing papers that explain emerging trends, future-focused topics, and important tools. Each issue offers a concise overview of a timely planning topic for practicing planners, plus links to more resources for further reading. Non-members may purchase PDF’s of select issues for $10 each* (see APA link above). To view a list of currently available PAS QuickNotes, click here.
*If you are interested in receiving one of the available documents listed above but do not wish to subscribe, please contact our office and we will be happy to obtain same and provide it to you.