Leonard F. Heumann
Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Psychology
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1973
Dr. Heumann conducts research on housing policy as it affects minorities and the elderly. He
has completed studies of how stable interracial neighborhoods
evolve, how to develop better housing for low- income and functionally
disabled elderly, and how to improve the analytical tools used
by local planners to uncover and correct low-income housing problems.
scope of his research ranges from domestic to comparative international
analysis. He has studied
advanced housing programs for the elderly in Great Britain,
West Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Israel, and Australia
for their applicability in the United States.
Room 111, Temple Buell Hall
611 Lorado Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Current Research Areas
Housing and community development with special emphasis on the
housing needs of minority, low income, elderly, and disabled persons.
Leonard F. Heumann, Mary McCall, and Duncan Boldy (eds.), Empowering
Frail Elderly People: Opportunities and Impediments in Housing, Health
and Support Service Delivery, Greenwood Publishing, Westport CT,
Leonard F. Heumann, "Assisted Living in Public Housing," in
D. P. Varady, W. F. E. Preiser and F. P. Russell, eds., New Directions
in Urban Public Housing, Center for Urban Policy Research Books,
New Brunswick, NJ, 1998.
Leonard F. Heumann, "Aging in Conventional Housing: A Planners's
Evaluation of the New Australian Home and Community Based Care
Management Programs," Australian Planner, Part I: August,
1997, Part II: November 1997.
Leonard F. Heumann (ed.), Managing Care, Risk and Responsibility:
The Challenge of the 21st Century as the Aging and Disabled Population
Grows and Diversifies, The Proceedings, SYSTED 97, University of
Illinois Press, 1997.
Kate Brown, Leonard Heumann, Karen Winter-Nelson, John Lukehart
and Joe Bird, State of Illinois Analysis of Fair Housing Impediments,
Illinois Housing Development Authority and Department of Housing
and Urban Development, 96 pp. 1997.