Illinois Planning Documents (Talen & Knaap Collection)

Talen & Knaap Collection

Professors Emily Talen and Gerrit Knaap, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, conducted a study of planning practice in Illinois. They collected various planning documents for their research and have now donated them to the City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library. The documents are part of the CPLA’s vertical file collection.

Planning materials in the collection:

  • Capital Improvement Plans
  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Financial Plans
  • Improvement Plans
  • Land Use Maps
  • Land Use Plans
  • Redevelopment Incentive Program Plans
  • Subdivision Ordinances
  • Unified Development Ordinances
  • Zoning Codes
  • Zoning Maps
  • Zoning Ordinances

Please note: not every county and city in the collection contains all of the planning items listed above. Dates of coverage range from the early nineties up to 2000. For some cities and villages, the most recent materials date back to the late 1960’s.

The State of Illinois Homepage has a comprehensive listing of the Cities and Counties in Illinois, with access to their homepages.