State & National Studies, Research and Materials
APA TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS: PAS REPORTS, MEMOs & QUICK NOTES
(NOTE: these are now available to all APA members upon logging in online)Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management (PAS 587). Summary: The report draws from studies and practices of material waste management undertaken across the United States and beyond. Out of their lessons come six concrete planning ideas: Break down the silos of land, air, and water regulations, they advise. Integrate infrastructure. Look at comprehensive costs. See what green jobs can do for a struggling labor force. Watch for undue impacts on disadvantaged areas. Keep deep data to show the value that better Matter Waste Management brings. The report provides planners with the tools to act across agencies, with smart technologies and stakeholder support.
Zoning for Small-Scale Composting in Urban Areas (Zoning Practice). Summary: The article provides planners and zoning professionals with the basic regulatory context for organic waste so they can better understand the factors that influence how and where composting can occur in a specific jurisdiction.