Albert Z. Guttenberg, FAICP
Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
BA, Harvard College, 1948
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.
- Planning Rome, Italy: How to adjust to one
another, the three co-existing Romes: the ancient city (still
mostly underground), the Renaissance city, and the always
emerging modern world city.
- Planning history: Continuing expansion of the interactive planning timelines on the APA website. My aim is to incorporate into those timelines always more information from the course I taught for almost twenty-five years: The Development of American Planning Thought.
- “What is planning”?: Exploring planning’s diverse roots in language, in the
social sciences, in the social gospel, in American cultural history.
“Urban Structure and Urban Growth”, Journal
of the American Institute of Planners, Volume XXVI, Number
2 (May 1960), pp. 104-110.
“General Concepts of the Comprehensive Plan”, Philadelphia
Comprehensive Plan. Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 1960.
Explorations into Urban Structure, Melvin M. Webber,
Dyckman, Donald L. Foley, Albert Z. Guttenberg, William L. C.
Wheaton and Catherine Bauer
Pennsylvania: University of
Pennsylvania Press, 1964
New Directions in Land Use Classification. Chicago:
American Society of Planning Officials. 1965.
Transnational Land Use: Toward Conceptual Framework and Taxonomy
of Issues (with R. Nanetti): Land Economics, February,
The Woonerf -
A Social invention in Urban Structure. Institute
of Traffic Engineers Journal. October, 1981 [PDF]
"Abusivismo and the Borgate of
Rome", in Spontaneous
Shelter: International Perspectives and Prospects, (Carl
Patton, ed). Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.
Land, Space and Spatial Planning in Three Time Regions. In Spatial
Information Theory: A Theoretical Basis for GIS. (Andrew
Frank and Irene Compari, eds.), Springer –Verlag. 1993.
The Language of Planning: Essays on the
Origins and Ends of American Planning Thought. Urbana,
Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1993. [Excerpts
available for viewing on Google Scholar]
Pathways in American Planning History.
An interactive thematic chronology viewable on the web
site of the American Planning
Association since 2000.