Albert Z. Guttenberg (1921-2012), Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (1964-1989), is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of planning theory; the standardization of land use classification; the language of planning; population and land settlement policy; urban structures and functions; Dutch Woonerf neighborhood design; and urban and regional planning history.
Papers include correspondence, awards and honors, course materials, conference papers and talks, and materials related to Guttenberg's work on the Philadelphia City Planning Committee and Comprehensive Plan (1951-1964), Portland (Maine) Planning Board (1954-1956), and Washington D.C. Urban Renewal and Downtown Progress Plan (1961-1963). Also included are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Department of Urban and Regional Planning History Project research (1982-84), committee publications and minutes, and planning of "The 30s in Illinois" exhibit. Additional materials include activities of the American Institute of Planners and American Planning Association, international and national planning conferences, and publications on land use classification, the language of planning, Dutch neighborhood design, urban renewal, and human ecology.
The Albert Z. Guttenberg Papers contain significant information on early international regional planning collaboration, the standardization of international land use classification, and urban and regional planning education and history.