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 594: Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface.

Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface

PAS Report 594

Wildfires pose a growing threat to communities across the country as development in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) accelerates. This PAS Report offers a holistic planning framework helping planners guide land-use decisions to create communities that are safer and more resilient to wildfire.

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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.

Water fronts: Planning For Resort and Residential Uses

Information Report No. 118, January 1959

In the post-WWII years American families flocked to water front resorts for recreation, spurring rapid and in most cases unregulated development of these areas. This month's historic PAS report examines these challenges and outlines possible state and local regulatory solutions.

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