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

Planning for Autonomous Mobility

The latest PAS Report explores the opportunities and challenges autonomous vehicle technology will bring and gives planners a roadmap for action to harness the transformative power of AVs for the benefit of their 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.

Municipal Provision of Parking Facilities

Information Report No. 43, October 1952

Between 1945 and 1952 the number of cars on the road increased by 65 percent, from 26 million to 44 million. With nearly half of all automobile traffic happening in urban areas, parking in downtown areas — or the lack thereof — was quickly becoming a major challenge for local governments. This month's historic PAS report examines the response: a growing trend toward municipally provided parking lots and structures in downtown districts.

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