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

Design Review: Guiding Better Development

The latest PAS Report gives planners an update on the time-tested tool of design review and offers guidance on creating effective design review processes, standards, and guidelines to improve development in local communities.

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.

Planning in Urban Renewal

Information Report No. 100, July 1957

What did planners think of urban renewal programs when they were first launched? This historic PAS report from 1957 offers reflections on the opportunities and potential pitfalls of urban renewal from a practicing planner. A bonus report reprints a speech from the Ford Motor Company on why industry should value community 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