Leonard F. Heumann Papers, 1965-2013 | University of Illinois Archives
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Leonard F. Heumann (1941-2016), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (1965-2013), is a pioneering researcher in the field of housing policy and community development, with a particular interest in the housing needs of minority groups, the elderly, disabled, and low income populations. He is recognized for his domestic and international research in urban and regional planning policy, including the development of better housing for low income and functionally disabled elderly, studies on how stable interracial neighborhoods evolve, and the improvement of analytical tools for low-income housing problems.
Papers include correspondence, awards and honors, professional and sabbatical research, consultation reports, committee and task force papers, research grant and fellowship applications, housing surveys, race and welfare research, materials on aging and housing policy in Israel, Australia, Japan, and Europe, Department of Urban Planning course materials, and publications relating to his work with aging, race, and poverty in urban and regional planning policy, community development, congregate housing, and low-income housing.
Organized into 3 series: Series 1, Research and Professional Engagement, 1964-2013, arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end of the series; Series 2, Course Materials, 1963-2011, organized numerically by course number, followed by class-related materials (without course number) arranged chronologically, followed by Heumann's own graduate work arranged chronologically at the end of this series; and Series 3, Publications, 1974-2004, arranged chronologically by date of publication.