Publications, etc.



Graham, Kate. “Leading Canada’s Cities? A Study of Urban Mayors.” University of Western Ontario Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository (2018). Available online.

Books & Book Chapters:

Spicer, Zachary, Kate Graham and Joseph Lyons. Local Government in Action: Case Studies in Policy, Planning and Governance (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, Forthcoming 2020). 

Agocs, Carol and Kate Graham. “Citizen Action for Sustainable Development: Case Studies in London, Ontario, Canada” in Andrew Sancton and Zhenjiang Chen, eds, Citizen Participation at the Local Level in China and Canada (Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 2015). 

Presented Peer-Reviewed Papers:

Graham, Kate. “Does Canada have a ‘weak mayor’ system?” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Toronto Ontario (June 2017). Available online.

Cobban, Tim and Kate Graham. “Did the Common Sense Revolution reduce the size of municipal government in Ontario?” Paper presented at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Conference, Montreal Quebec (August 2013). 

Agocs, Carol and Kate Graham. “Citizen Action for Sustainable Development.” Canada-China Local Government Research Project Partnership Conference, Xiamen China (May 2009). 

Graham, Kate and Kadie Ward. “London’s Creative City.” Innovation Systems Research Network Conference, Montreal Quebec (April 2008). 


Graham, Kate. “Leading in Chains? The Task of Mayors.” Municipal World (January 2019). 

Graham, Kate. “Strong Communities, Strong Canada: A Case for a New Federalism.” Public Sector Digest (Fall 2018). 

Bastedo, Heather and Kate Graham. “Canada’s Mayors Speak.” Municipal World (November 2018). 

Spicer, Zachary and Kate Graham. “Taking the Reigns: Mayoral Transition Planning in Canadian Cities.” Canadian Public Administration (December 2016). 

Graham, Kate and Mat Daley. “Local Government and Big Data: Turning Potential Into Practice.” Municipal Monitor (Fall 2013). 

Graham, Kate. “The True Cost and Effectiveness of Service Reviews.” Public Sector Digest (Fall 2013). 

Graham, Kate. “Mayors who tweet, and what it means for #cdnpoli.” Public Sector Digest (September 2013). 

Gamble, Elaine, Kate Graham and Rosanna Wilcox. “Beyond Traditional Engagement: Working together with citizens to improve decision making.” Municipal World (June 2013). 

Graham, Kate. “Getting to Know You: Changing the conversation with citizens.” Municipal World (May 2013). 

Media Citations:

McGrath, John Michael. “The surprising construction materials that could help save Ontario’s green space.” The Agenda (October 31, 2018). Available online.

Lett, Dan. “Launch just sort of OK.” Winnipeg Free Press (September 14, 2018). Available online.

Stacey, Megan. “Elusive L-word - leadership - hangs over London mayoral race.” London Free Press (September 8, 2018). Available online.

Rider, David. “Warnings over Tory’s push for more mayoral power.” Toronto Star (July 25, 2018). Available online.

Televised Interviews:

Paiken, Steve. “Reviving Ontario’s Liberal Party.” The Agenda (October 4, 2018). Available online.

 Selected Presentations: 

“Cities and Innovative Economies.” Urban Project Launch, Edmonton Alberta (November 2018). 

“Mayoral Elections and Voter Turnout.” Public Sector Digest (September 2018).

“Mayors, Power and Politics.” Canada 2020 Podcast with Mike Moffatt (August 2018). 

“Do Canadian mayors have power?” Curious Public Podcast (November 2017). 

“Leading Canada’s Cities.” Western Local Government Alumni Conference, London Ontario (November 2017).

“Does Canada have ‘weak mayors’?” Canadian Political Association Converence, Toronto Ontario (May 2017). 

“Learnings from the Mayors Project.” Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (October 2016). 

“Experiments in Engagement and Research at the City of London.” Municipal Innovation Conference, Barrie Ontario (September 2015). 

“Engaging Students in Local Government.” Transforming Local Government Conference, Phoenix Arizona (April 2015). 

“Leading Canada’s Cities: A Study of Urban Mayors.” Western Research Forum (March 2015). 

“Engaging through Open Data: London’s Story.” Local Governance Seminar Series, London Ontario (November 2014). 

“Local Government: Closer to the People?” Western Local Government Alumni Conference, London Ontario (November 2013). 

“Did the Common Sense Revolution reduce the size of municipal government in Ontario?” Local Governance Seminar Series, London Ontario (October 2013). 


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