ERIC Number: ED194663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Land Use Planning in Illinois: The Citizens' Perspective. Special Series 5.
Burdge, Rabel J.; And Others
As part of a statewide study of public opinion, "Illinois: Today and Tomorrow," questionnaires were distributed to a sample of Illinois residents to determine their perceptions of land use, planning, and zoning. Respondents were asked whether more, the same amount, or less land should be allocated to specific uses (homes, recreation, business, schools, and transportation). They were also asked their opinions regarding planning and zoning issues in their communities. This report summarizes the answers to the questions by state and region. In general, respondents wanted land use in Illinois to stay the same in the future. The majority of those who indicated that they favored change, preferred an increase in land for nonurban rather than urban uses. Substantial differences in citizens' land use priorities were found to depend on where they lived in the state. Insights as to why the Illinois population views land use issues as they do are provided. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.