William (Bill) Graves

• Associate Professor • J.H. Biggs Faculty Fellow
McEniry 428
704-687-5980

Teaching and Reasearch Interests

  • Urban Transformation
  • Retail Geographies
  • Role of the Knowledge Industry in Southern Economic Development
  • Economic Development in North Carolina

Recent Publications

 

Graves, W. and R. Kalafsky (2017). “Evolving Growth Prospects? Assessing the State of the South in the Global Economy. Southeastern Geographer. 57(2): 112-130.

 

Kalafsky, R. and W. Graves (2018). “Exports and Growth: Learning from the Case of Southern US Metropolitan Areas.” Professional Geographer. 70(3): 1-12.

Graves, W. and R. Kalafsky. (2016). Evolving Growth Prospects? Assessing the State of the South in the Global Economy. Southeastern Geographer, 57: 112-130

Graves, W. and J. Kozar. 2014. Weak Foundations: The Failure of Equilibrium-Based Population Growth Forecasts. Papers in Applied Geography. Vol 37. Pages: 214-222.

William Graves (2013). “Will Americans Continue to be Suburban Creatures?” UNC Charlotte Urban Institute Publication. July 18.

Graves W. and Derek Alderman. (2011). “Introduction: Special Issue on Innovations in Southern Studies. Southeastern Geographer. 51(4): 505-512.

William Graves and Heather A. Smith, Eds., (2010). Charlotte, NC: The Global Evolution of a New South City University of Georgia Press, Athens GA.

William Graves and Jonathan Kozar, (2010). Blending Southern Culture and International Finance: The Construction of a Global Money Center. Charlotte, NC: The Global Evolution of a New South City.

Heather Smith and William Graves, (2010). Introduction: From Mill Town to Financial Capital: Charlotte’s Global Evolution. Charlotte, NC: The Global Evolution of a New South City. University of Georgia Press.

William Graves, (2010). The Southern Culture of Risk Capital: The Path Dependence of Entrepreneurial Finance. Southeastern Geographer, v. 50(1): pp. 49-68.

Recent Grant Awards

 

Charlotte Center City Residential Mail Survey. 2009, Charlotte Center City Partners.

Presentations
Graves, W.  (2017). What do we really know about neighborhood change in Southern cities? A comparative evaluation of the demographic data used in retail site selection. SEDAAG Annual Meeting. Starkville, MS, November 20. Graves, W. and B. Gerney (2017). Demographic Data Vendor Bias and Retail Location Inefficiencies. Applied Geography Conference, Kent, OH., November 11. Graves, W. and Brian Gerney. 2016. How Much Can Data Vendors Really Tell Us About Today and Tomorrow? Measuring Spatial Variations of Errors within Commercial Demographic Data. Applied Geography Conference. Louisville, October 2016 T. Moore, R. French and W. Graves 2015. “Remediating Sprawl in the Sunbelt South: Evaluating the Effects of Sustainable Development Strategies in Charlotte.” SEDAAG Annual Meeting. Pensacola, FL. November 24. Graves, W. 2015. Bank Town Grows Up: Path Disruption in Charlotte’s Financial Sector.  SEDAAG Annual Meeting. Pensacola, FL. November 24. Kalafsky, R. and W. Graves. 2015. Considering the Export Trajectories of Southern States Since NAFTA.  SEDAAG Annual Meeting. Pensacola, FL. November 24. Graves, W. and S. Chabot (2015). The Necessity of Bilingual Geographers: Dialect-Based Obstacles to Professional Geographers Finding Employment in the Business Community.  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL April 24.   Graves, W. (Panelist) (2015). Facilitating Opportunities in Research and Teaching in Location Intelligence. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL April 26. Graves, W. and J. Kozar. 2014. “Weak Foundations: The Failure of Equilibrium-Based Population Growth Forecasts.” Applied Geography Conference. Atlanta, GA. October 16Graves, W. 2013. (Panelist) Rethinking Business Geography Curriculum. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. April 10. Graves, W.  2013. “Projecting the Evolution of Urban Land Use: Surveying Generational Shifts in Residential Preference.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. April 11. Graves, W.  (Panelist) 2013. “Where are the Future [Location Analysis] Researchers Coming From?” ICSC Research Conference. September 30. Graves, W. and J. Kozar. 2013. “Do People Still Follow Jobs? Growth and the Narrative of Place.” SEDAAG Annual Meeting. Roanoke, VA. November 25. William Graves 2012. (Panelist) Rethinking Business Geography Curriculum. Applied Geography Conference. Minneapolis MN. October 10-13 William Graves 2012. (Panelist) The Business of Applied Geographical Practice. Applied Geography Conference. Minneapolis MN. October 10-13 Evan Byers and William Graves 2012. “Breaking Through the Proprietary Data Wall: Teaching Chain-Store Sales Forecasting Using Data from the Field.” Applied Geography Conference. Minneapolis MN. October 10-13