PAS QuickNotes (QN) are plain-English briefing papers that explain planning basics for public officials and engaged citizens. Each QN offers a concise overview of a timely planning topic, plus links to more resources for further reading. APA members and PAS subscribers have access to all PAS QuickNotes in the QN Archive.

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Corridor Planning

PAS QuickNotes No. 76

Corridors are linear pathways that connect places and allow for the movement of people, goods, or wildlife. They may be regional in scale, as in a heavy rail corridor, or extremely local, as in a retail corridor along a city thoroughfare. This edition of PAS QuickNotes introduces the concept of corridor planning and provides a primer on the corridor planning process.

Making Space for Student Housing

PAS QuickNotes No. 75

Cities and counties that host colleges and universities often face challenges associated with off-campus student housing. This edition of PAS QuickNotes provides background on the forces driving demand for off-campus student housing and presents a deliberate approach to help host communities accommodate this demand.

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