Six times a year APA's Planning Advisory Service publishes PAS Memo, an online newsletter covering a wide range of topics relevant to planning practitioners.

PAS Memo delivers. It's the best shop talk around, written by practicing planners and experts in the field eager to share their experiences. Each issue has illuminating case studies with links to online resources for planners who want to dig deeper. APA Members and PAS subscribers have access to all issues.

Crafting Charrettes That Transform Communities


When the right people are engaged at the right time, with the right information and in the right place, charrettes can build trust and provide the space for people to work together to solve divisive issues and create successful projects. This PAS Memo offers guidance and a case study from the National Charrette Institute to show planners how to be "people ready, data ready, and place ready" in crafting effective charrettes.

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