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ARTICLES

1954 The Negro Worker in Brazil.
The Crisis. Vol. 61. No. 10. December 1954. p. 592-599

1959 guest speaker, Black Students Mid Winter Conference in Poughkeepsie,
Antler Digest, Vol. 11 No. 2, January 1959,

1960 Social Structure and Information Exposure in Rural Brazil,
Reprinted From Rural Sociology, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 1960

1963. Muslims and Strangers, a Portrait,
May 25 1963, p. 577; also Kano Giant of the North: 1.  In the Midst of Change, June 8, p.627;  2. Rich, Poor and Strangers June 15 p.661;  3. Information and Ideas June 22, pp. 701; 4. Industry and Urbanisation June 29, p. 729. in West Africa, London 1963. Author given as T.L.V.Blair

1965. The Process of Nation-building,
Reprint from Affrica Quarterly, Vol. IV No. 4 January-March 1965, p.249-252

1966. Continuity and Change in African Food Habits.
Food Technology, Journal of the Institute of Food Technology. June 1966, Vol.20, No. 6, p.53-58

1966. Man’s Quest for Shelter in Urbanising Africa,
Town and Country Planning Association, Keele

1966. Towards a Behavioural Science of Market Research: The Challenge of Africa.
Inter-Economics. 4, April 1966. Verlag Weltarchiv GMBH, Hamburg, p.10-15 (author “T L V Blair”)  

1969 Urban Renewal – a dream deferred. Planning for People.
Urban/USA/2 January

1969, Official Architecture & Planning,
Vol. 32 No. 1, p77-78

1970 Planning the introduction of low-cost protein-enriched cereal foods in Africa and the developing countries.
Protein-enriched cereal foods or world needs. Edited by Max Milner, published by the American Association of Cereal Chemists

1970 Human Factors in Urban Planning-7: Social Space,
Official Architecture & Planning, December 1970, Vol 33 No 12, p.1083-1085

1970 Race and the city, School of Town Planning – Autumn term, 1970 – Human Factors in Urban Planning,

1971 Friends of the Earth, The Environmental Handbook: Action Guide for the UK,
Ballantine/Friends of the Earth/Pan Books. 1971

1971. Golborne: Beginning of a revolution?
Official Architecture & Planning, May 1971

1971 Human Factors in Urban Planning-8,
Concluding article in the series, Official Architecture & Planning, Vol. 34 No. 2, February 1971, p.131-13

1974 Revolution needed, Book review of Thomas L Blair, The International Urban Crisis, in Colin Ward, Planning declared bankrupt, Wildcat, No. 2 October 1974, p.6

1976 Housing and technology or politics and social change?,
Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 31 May – 11 June, 1976, Futures, August 1976

1977 In the Ghetto: There’s a fire down below.
The Village Voice. 8/15/1977

1978 Housing in the  Inner Cities,
Book Review, Northern Architect,  Journal of the Northern Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects, (New Series). Issue No. 5. April 1978, p 49-51

1978 Voice of the People.
Built Environment Quarterly. March 1978, p10-11

1982 Black America Today. Race and Ethnicity,
A New Society Social Studies Reader, New Society journal

1985 Urbanazzione, abitazione e planificazione degli insediamenti umani nel Sud del Sahara.
Antonio Jatta (a cura di), Il Territorio da Costruire, Edizioni Dedalo, Italia

1989 A New Life for London Churches – Art Born of Necessity,
Modulus 19, The Architectural Review, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

1993. (with Edward D Hulsbergen), Designing renewal on Europe’s multi-ethnic urban edge.
Cities. November 1993. Pp.284-298.

1996 Immigrants and their future, The State of Europe.
A continent sitting on a powder keg. The Earth Times January 31 – February 14, 1996, The Next Big World Conference: Habitat, Geneva/New York, 1996

1998 Power to the people, by Vanessa Thorpe,
4/Network +, The Independent, Tuesday 27 January 1998

1999. (with Edward D Hulsbergen) Redefining the routes to minority involvement in urban regeneration.
Paper to International workshop: “Minorities, local communities, participation and regeneration processes in inner urban areas,” Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, Wales, 21-23 September 1999, Ms, 10 pages with case studies, glossary and bibliography

2001. “Britain Apartheid State ?”,
Speech to The Oxford Union, Michaelmas 2001 Programme, Oxford University, 25th October

BOOKS

1986 Factual Advisor, Civil rights in the USA, People then and now.
Macdonald Educational: London, 1986

1989 Coping with urbanization,
advert  for books in the Urban Innovation Abroad series, editor Thomas L Blair

COMMUNITIES

1972 To make a common future,
The Committee for city poverty, London 1972

CONFERENCE

1956 Communications and Social Structure:
Patterns of Information exposure among workers in a rural town community in Brazil, Proceedings of the Southwestern Sociological Society, March 30-31, 1956, San Antonio, Texas, p, 16-20

1988 Speaker and tutor, Biennial International Shelter Workshop,
MIT, Cambridge, Mass

1989 The way forward:
Possible areas of cooperation between politicians, academics and Black people in public life,
speaker  Bernie Grant MP, organiser Prof Thomas L Blair, Round-table conference of African and Asian politicians and academics, with papers and responses, 1-2 December 1989, organised by the Parliamentary Black Caucus at the Centre for Racial and Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, Coventry

1989 Idea for a One-day Conference on Black Research Priorities:
Report to Hon. Bernie Grant, Chair, the Parliamentary Black Caucus, Westminster, London and Eddie N. Williams, President, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington D.C.

1992 Les Noirs Americaines et L’Europe
African Americans and Europe Colloque International, University de La Sorbonne Nouvelle 5-9 Fevrier 1992, Centre d’Etudes Afro-Americaines de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, W E B Du Bois  Institute, Harvard University, Center for the Study of  Southern Culture, University of Mississippi, and the Center for American Culture Studies, Columbia University, Parisd 1992

1996 Europe’s new melting-pot cities
Policy choices for Urban renewal. Proceedings  of the International Symposium on Immigration  and world cities, American Planning Association, New York Metro Chapter, February 9-10, 1996, New York City

1997 Moderator,  Session on Media regulation and redress,
Telling it like it is...Ethnic Minorities & the Media, Forum report, organised by Presswise in association with the National Union of Journalists – Black Members’ Council, Community Media Association, and Camden Press, Abbey Community Centre, Westminster, London, Saturday 29 November 1997

1985 Speaker, Third World Countries Day,
Matrix, Issue 1983/84/85, Howard University School of Architecture and Planning, Howard University, Washington D.C.

CONSULTANCY

1974 Progress report:
Huambo Industrial Estate Study, Angola 1974

1974 Programme of work completed:
T L Blair, Specialist consultant Sociology/urban planning – Malaysian Six Towns Project

COURSES

1960 A View of Africa in a College Curriculum,
New Paltz College of Education, New York. Journal of Social Education, March 1960, p. 123-124

1961 Africa in Transition – SS274 ,
course outline, Spring 1961, State Universality College of Education, New Paltz, New York

1961 Africa and the Near East—G. E. 112,
Course outline, Spring 1961, State University College of Education, New Paltz, New York

1976 Habitat: Housing and Technology or Politics and Social Change?
A report on the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May/June

1976. PCL Habitat Forum in connection with the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements

1979 Urban Habitat:
New Skills and Perspectives for Urban Managers, PCL Habitat Forum Mid-career short courses programme, 8th January to 30th March 1979, The Polytechnic of Central London, School of Environment, Habitat Forum  and School of Management 1979

1980. PCL Habitat Forum.
Habitat: Housing and Technology or Politics and Social Change. A Report on the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – May/June 1976, 10pp

1988. Communities, Planning and Partnerships.
Making Micro-plans for Urban Grading Programs. June 13-24 1988. Design and Housing in Developing Countries course. The Biennial International Shelter Workshop. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1988, 2pp

1991 Senior Advanced Course on Integrated Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management
Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, 1991, International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

1988 Communities, Planning and Partnerships:
Making micro-plans for urban upgrading programs, June 13-24, 1088, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1991 Profile, International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

1993 Cambridge University Black Caucus,
The Black Prospectus.

1993 Oxford Black Perspective brochure
Oxford Access Scheme. St Hugh’s College, Oxford University

1994 Oxford Access Scheme brochure
St Hugh’s College, Oxford University

International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering

1991 Senior Advanced Course on Integrated Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management
Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, in context of bilateral arrangements. July 9 – August 30, 1991, International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

1991 A Strategy for Water Sector Capacity Building
Proceedings of the UNDP Symposium, Delft, 3-5 June 1991, IHE Report Series 24. International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

MON

1961 Sociology: Human Behavior in a Changing World
Byron Fox, Thomas Blair, Jerome Laulicht and Lawrence Northwood, co-authors, book project Syracuse, New York, June 1961

1965 Co-operation for Social Research in Africa.
Research Bureau Limited, Overseas Division, London

1968 The Tiers Monde in the City:
A study of the effects of  Housing and Environment on Immigrant Workers and their Families in Stockwell, London, Department of Tropical Studies, the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, Bedford Square, London, London, Session 1967-1968. With his international students from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Australia, and especial thanks to Dr Otto Koenigsberger, Head. 70pp

1972. The City Poverty Committee.
To Make A Common Future. Notting Hill, London. Circa 1972. 28pp.

1977- Habitat United Kingdom: A Shift of Vision,
Papers presented at the OPCL Habitat Forum Conference. London, 21-22 January 1977, edited by Thomas L Blair.   Habitat Vol. 1 No. ¾, pp. 251-301

1977. The Unquiet Zone: Planning Innovative Renewal in Post-war Social Housing Areas of Black and Ethnic Minority Concentration in Inner London.
Submitted and accepted as a Master of Arts in Urban Studies degree. Goldsmiths College. University of London. 1977.

1988. Resources for International Development.
A directory of information sources, relevant curricula, and leading specialists available at the University of Virginia and in the Charlottesville area. Thomas L Blair, Chief Compiler, School of Architecture, Division of Urban and Environmental Planning, April 1988. 54pp

1989. Information Base Report on Ethnic Minorities in London Docklands.
Full Employ/LDDC Project. 1989. 45pp

1992. Bijlmermeer: On Designing a Future.
Thomas L Blair and Edward D Hulsbergen. TUD University of Technology, Delft August 1992. 78pp

1996. Area-based projects in districts of high immigrant concentration.
BY Thomas L Blair and Edward D Hulsbergen, Consultants. Community Relations, Directorate of Social and Economic Affairs, Council of Europe 1996. ISBN 92-871-3179-1. French edition: Projets de quartier dans les zones à forte concentration d’immigrés. ISBN 92-871-3178-3

OLD

1954  Article by Thomas L Blair. A Symposium on Challenges to the Freedom of Social Scientists.
Social Problems journal, Society for the Study of Social Problems. Vol 1, No 3, January 1954

1956 Patterns of Information Exposure Among Workers in a Rural Town Community in Southern Brazil
Thesis.  Awarded 1956, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University. Printed by University Microfilms, Inc., Ann Arbor – London, 1964

1956 Communications and Social Structure:
Patterns of Information exposure among workers in a rural town community in Brazil, Proceedings of the Southwestern Sociological Society, March 30-31, 1956, San Antonio, Texas, p, 16-20

1959. Tom Mboya event.
Thomas L Blair, organiser. New Paltz. Division of Social Science and the International Relations Club. State University Teachers College. May 7, 1959;

1959. Speaker, Career Day for Junior and Senior High School Students of Columbia and Greene Counties, June 6, 1959

1967. Du Bois and the Century of African Liberation,
Albert H Berrian and Richard A Long eds. Negritude: Essays and Studies, A Centennial Publication. Hampton Institute Press, Hampton, Virginia

1975. Grande Bretagne. London and Its Region: Constraints and Obstacles at the Socio-political and Micro-political Levels Which Have Implications for Planning in the Context of Urban Development and Decentralisation. Cas Concrets de Planification Urbaine Au Niveau National. Les Megalopoles dans l’Europe du Nord-Ouest. Location missing.

1974 Diploma in Town Planning
Polytechnic of Central London-PCL, London

1980 SEPC-Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy
With Walter F Faulds, London

Présence Africaine

1964. Du Bois and the Century of African Liberation.
Présence Africaine. Cultural Revue of the Negro World. No 49, First Quarterly 1964. English Edition Vol 21, pp. 184-191

1964. Du Bois et le siècle de la liberation africaine
Présence Africaine. Nouvelle série trimestrielle. 1er trimester 1964, pp. 184-191

1965 African Economic Development.
Présence Africaine. English Edition. Vol 28, No 56, pp. 27-44

1965 Le Développement Economique Africain
Présence Africaine, Nouvelle série trimestrielle. 4e trimestre, pp. 26-44

1965 Afro-Brazilian Freedom Movements from Slavery to Modern Times
Présence Africaine, Cultural Review of the Negro World. No. 53, First Quarterly 1965, English Edition, Vol. 25 pp. 98-104

1965 Mouvements Afro-Brèsiliens de liberation depuis la période esclavagiste jusqu’à nos jours
Présence Africaine. Nouvelle série trimestrielle. 1er trimestre 1965, pp. 96-101

PCL - Polytechnic of Central London

1970 Urban Renewal of Twilight Areas
Course Programme. Polytechnic of Central London, Department of Architecture, Surveying and Town Planning. 11th-19th July 1970

1972 Solutions for ills of society in urban polys.
Opinion. The Times Higher Education Supplement. November 3, 1972, No 55

1973 Diploma in Town Planning,
Proposal to the Royal Town Planning Institute. Department of Social and Environmental Planning, Polytechnic of Central London.

1973 The Polytechnic and its Territory:
A Planning Perspective. Inaugural professorial lecture by Dr Thomas L Blair, Professor and Head, Department of Social and Environ mental Planning. Polytechnic of Central London, November 28, 1973

1976 PCL-Habitat Forum, Foundation and Activities
Polytechnic of Central London

1976. PCL Habitat Forum.
Habitat: Housing and Technology or Politics and Social Change? A Report on the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – May/June 1976, 10pp

1977 PCL-Habitat Forum,
A Conference in Association with UK Habitat Coordinatory Committee of Non-Governmental Organisations and in connection with the United Nations Conferences on Human Settlements 1976 and Water 1977, Habitat: Key Issues for Debate and Action – National Settlement Policies; Human Settlement Planning; Self-Managing Communities. 21-22 January 1977. Polytechnic of Central London

1978 PCL-Habitat Forum, Action for Habitat: in a Third World Perspective
People – Shelter – Environment -- Politics. Papers and Proceedings, of the PCL Habitat Forum Conferences Edited by Dr Thomas L Blair, Professor of Social and Environmental Planning, November 1975 to July 1976. Polytechnic of Central London, 2nd volume in series 1978

1978 PCL-Habitat Forum, Aspects of British Planning Experience
A Presentation to Overseas Colleagues.  Papers and Proceedings, Edited by Dr Thomas L Blair, Professor of Social and Environmental Planning, Polytechnic of Central London, 3rd volume in series 1978

1978 PCL-Habitat Forum, The Condition of England
Question. Papers and Proceedings. Edited by Dr Thomas L Blair, Professor of Social and Environmental Planning, Polytechnic of Central London, 1st volume in series 1978

1979 Urban Habitat: New Skills and Perspectives for Urban Managers, A Three-month Mid-career Training Programme,  8th January to 30th March 1979, The Polytechnic of Central London, School of Environment, Habitat Forum  and School of Management

1980 PCL-Habitat Forum, Human Settlements in the Eighties
Papers and Proceedings. Edited by Dr Thomas L Blair, Professor of Social and Environmental Planning, Polytechnic of Central London, 4th volume in series 1980

1981 Problem Cities in Search of Solutions: Delhi – Nairobi – Lusaka. Papers and Proceedings. Edited by Dr Thomas L Blair, Professor of Social and Environmental Planning, Polytechnic of Central London, 6th volume in series 1981

PERS

1963 Black Muslims’ Meeting
Photos by T L V Blair, the Times, Friday, June 14th, 1963

PRO

1964 A Social History of Portuguese Africa
(and Political personalities and liberation movements) – Outline and Table of Contents. Proposal

1965 Towards a Scientific Methodology of Communication Research in Overseas Areas:
A Brazilian Example. Overseas Research Development, Research Paper No. 5, 19 February 1965. Research Bureau Limited, London

1969 The Third World in the City.
Proposal to A P Watt & Son, London

1972 Planning for Social Needs and Community Action.
Royal Society of Health journal. Excerpts of Papers read before the Health Congress of the Royal Society of Health at Eastbourne 24-28 April 1972

1985 Cities in Transition: Planning Alternative Futures for America’s “Black Cities”
Development Needs, Issues and Opportunities --- Washington D.C., Atlanta and Newark – Proposal for a Book.

1988 Problems of Rapid Urbanization in the Third World Require New Approaches.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 27th 1988

1992 Strengthening Black Leadership in the Public Realm – Tasks and Perspectives
Proposal Summary. To the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, York, United Kingdom

1992 Towards A Black University (Britain),
London May 1992. Proposal by the Advisory Group, Chair the Hon Bernie Grant MP for Tottenham, External Advisor Thomas L Blair

1992 Developing the Social Dimension of Disaster Mitigation
(in Planning Structural Upgrading Against Earthquakes. Proposal. to the Martin Centre, Cambridge University

1992 Implications of the European Community for Ethnic Minority Communities in Urban Areas
Proposal.

1993 Beyond the Periphery: Designing High-rise Housing Renewal on the Urban Edge.
Proposal to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

1994 Widening Access for Inner City Black and Ethnic Minorities to Higher Education.
Proposal to the Centre for Multi-Cultural Education, Institute of Education, University of London

1994 Urban Development and renewal in South Africa.
Proposal to African National Congress-ANC

1994 Widening Access to Higher Education for Black and Ethnic Minorities.
Detailed Proposal to Institute of Education, University of London

1996 Vision for Urban Regeneration: Inner City Renewal and Ethnic Minorities.
Research Proposal to the Joseph Rowntree – Thomas L Blair, Visiting Fellow, and Michael Keith, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Deptford City Challenge Evaluation Project, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London

1997 Black London UK – A dossier of life, letters and politics.
Book Proposal.

1997 Caribbean Migrants in Global Cities
Urban Regeneration Strategies for Change and Development in Black Immigrant Neighbourhoods in London and New York. Proposal by Thomas L Blair, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

1977 Urbanisation, Housing and Human Settlement Planning – Africa – Accra, Ghana.
PCL-Habitat Forum, Polytechnic of Central London, February 1977. Paper prepared for the International Encyclopaedia of Architecture, Engineering and Urban Planning, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

SEPC - Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy

1980 Third World Housing,
One Day Seminar at D.H.V. Offices, Amersfoort, The Netherlands on 21 November 1980, Proceedings and of Presentation by the Social and Environmental Consultancy, Dr Thomas L Blair and Walter F Faulds, Harley Street, London June 1980

1986. A Discussion Paper on Possible strategies for the Adaptation and Development of Church Sites
Draft. SEPC-Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy, Blair and Faulds, Harley Street, London June 1986

1987 A Brief Survey Report to the Deanery of Ardwick, Archdeaconry of Manchester, the Bishop of Stepney by the Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy, Goswell Road, London, July 31, 1987

1986 St John the Baptist Church, Hoxton
Advisory Report for the Future Development of Church and Site, prepared for the Bishop of Stepney by the Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy, 9 Harley Street, London, September 1986

1987 St Mary’s Church, Cable Street and St Paul’s Church, Shadwell
Urban Development Assessment Report (with an emphasis on St Mary’s, Prepared for the Bishop of Stepney by the Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy, Goswell Road, London, August 1987

1989  Background and Proposals for a Church Development Group
by the Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy, Goswell Road, London, February 1989

1989 Consultancy Services to Urban Churches.
SEPC- Social and Environmental Planning Consultancy, Goswell Road, London, February 1989

SERV

1977 Hertford Civic Society Awards,
Hertford. Chair, Thomas L Blair, West Street, Hertford

University of Virginia

1988 Student Support for Blair-Resource Development Directory,
The University Journal, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 29 April 1988