PAS QuickNotes (QN)

PAS QuickNotes is a series of briefing papers that provides planning fundamentals for public officials and engaged citizens.

QN offers a timely, concise overview of a single planning topic as well as additional information and resources available through the Planning Advisory Service.

Subscribers have digital access to both current and archived editions.

Latest Editions

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Planning for Food Trucks

While street vending is not a new phenomenon, interest in specialty or gourmet food trucks is on the rise across the country. The latest edition of PAS QuickNotes summarizes the opportunities and challenges associated with food trucks and discusses four key policy considerations for localities looking to update business licensing and development regulations to clarify rules for mobile food vendors.

Business Improvement Districts

Business improvement districts (BIDs) promote and support commercial centers and contribute to community prosperity. This edition of PAS QuickNotes discusses the structure of BIDs, services they provide, and how to evaluate their performance. It also highlights some successful BIDs across the U.S.

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Authors Wanted

If you are a planner or authority in the field with expertise in one of the following areas, please send an e-mail to the editor at pasquicknotes

  • Techniques for Successful Public Engagement
  • Historic Preservation or Historic District Planning
  • Neighborhood Planning
  • Health Impact Assessments and Planning
  • Understanding MPOs

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