Albert Z. Guttenberg

1964-1989

Albert Z. Guttenberg

Emeritus Professor Albert Z. Guttenberg graduated from Harvard College in 1948 with a BA degree in social relations (sociology, cultural anthropology, and social psychology). He was a practicing planner in Portland, Maine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. before joining the planning faculty at Illinois in 1964. As a scholar, he is best known for his seminal work on land use classification, as well as for his innovative interpretations of urban and regional structure and the history of American planning. Recognition of Guttenberg’s scholarly contributions include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Cornelius Gelderman Fund Award from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, a Fulbright Travel grant to Rome, Italy and election to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Professor Guttenberg retired from the Department in 1989, but remained active, pursuing his research interests both in the U.S. and abroad, until his death in 2012.

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