Four times a year, APA's Planning Advisory Service publishes a new PAS Report with guidance on current issues and innovative practices.

The cover of PAS Report 593: Planning With Diverse Communities.

Planning With Diverse Communities

PAS Report 593

The United States is becoming more diverse, bringing both opportunities and challenges. The latest PAS Report offers the information and tools planners need to better engage people of color in planning processes and improve quality of life for all in ethnically and racially diverse communities.

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APA members and PAS subscribers can download each new report as it is posted, and can download nearly 100 reports published since 1994. Others may purchase PDFs of the reports. PAS subscribers also receive a print copy of each new PAS report.

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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.

Official Joint Planning in the United States

Information Report No. 56, November 1953

Joint planning — coordinated planning activities among adjacent governmental units — helps address planning issues that extend over political boundaries. This month's historic PAS report surveys joint planning agencies in the United States.

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