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Aaron Moore

Aaron Moore Title: Associate Professor and Department Chair
Office: 6L13
Building: Lockhart Hall
Phone: 204.786.9387
Email: aa.moore@uwinnipeg.ca


Aaron Moore (BA Hons, University of Toronto, 2004; MA, University of Western Ontario, 2005; PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2009) is an expert on urban politics and public policy. His interests include: the politics and governance of urban development and planning, municipal governance and finance, the governance and finance of infrastructure, municipal elections, and urban public administration. He is currently a fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba.

Research Interests:
Urban Politics/Public Policy


Double-blind Peer-reviewed Books:

McGregor RM, Moore AA & Stephenson LB. 2021. Electing a Mega-mayor: Toronto 2014. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. https://utorontopress.com/ca/electing-a-mega-mayor-4

Moore AA. 2013. Planning politics in Toronto: The Ontario Municipal Board and urban development. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. https://utorontopress.com/ca/planning-politics-in-toronto-4

Finalist for the 2014 Speaker’s Book Award – Awarded by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Double-blind Peer-reviewed Articles

Moore AA and McGregor RM. 2020. The representativeness of neighbourhood associations in Toronto and Vancouver. Urban Studies XX(X): 1-16. Online First. Open Access. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020964439

Valverde M and Moore AA. 2019. The performance of transparency in public-private infrastructure project governance: The Politics of documentary practice. Urban Studies 56(4): 672-704. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098017741404

Caruana NR, McGregor RM, Moore AA, and Stephenson LB. 2018. Voting “Ford” or against: Understanding strategic voting in the 2014 Toronto Municipal Election. Social Science Quarterly 99(1) 231-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12359

Moore AA and Wright J. 2017. Toronto’s market-oriented subsidised housing PPPs: A risk worth the reward? Cities 69: 64-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.05.010

McGregor RM, Moore AA, Jackson S, Bird K, and Stephenson L. 2017. Why so few women and minorities in local politics? Incumbency and affinity voting in low information elections. Representations 53(2): 135-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/00344893.2017.1354909

Moore AA, McGregor RM, and Stephenson LB. 2017. Paying Attention and the Incumbency Effect:  Voting Behaviour in the 2014 Toronto Municipal Election. International Political Science Review 38(1): 85-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192512115616268

Anderson C, McGregor RM, Moore AA, and Stephenson LB. 2017. Economic voting and multilevel governance: The case of Toronto. Urban Affairs Review 53(1): 71-101. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087415617302

Moore AA. 2016. Decentralized decision-making and urban planning: A case study of density for benefit agreements in Toronto and Vancouver. Canadian Public Administration 59(3): 425-47. https://doi.org/10.1111/capa.12179

McGregor RM, Moore AA, and Stephenson LB. 2016. Political attitudes and behaviour in a non-partisan environment: Toronto 2014. Canadian Journal of Political Science 49(2): 311-33 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008423916000573

Bird K, Jackson S, McGregor RM, Moore AA. Stephenson LB. 2016. Sex (and Ethnicity) in the City: Affinity voting in the 2014 Toronto Mayoral Election. Canadian Journal of Political Science 49(2): 359-83.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008423916000536

Moore AA. 2014. Comparing the politics of urban development in American and Canadian cities: The myth of the north-south divide. International Journal of Canadian Studies 49(1): 229-52. http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/ijcs.49.229.

Double-blind Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

Stephenson LB, McGregor RM, and Moore AA. 2018. Sins of the brother: Partisanship and accountability in Toronto 2014. Chapter 1 in Accountability and Responsiveness at the Municipal Level: Views from Canada. Edited by Sandra Breux and Jérôme Couture. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. http://www.mqup.ca/accountability-and-responsiveness-at-the-municipal-level-products-9780773553293.php

Horak M and Moore AA. 2015. Policy shift without institutional change: The precarious place of neighbourhood revitalization in Toronto. In Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era: Revitalization Politics in the Post-industrial City. Edited by Clarence N. Stone and Robert P. Stoker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/U/bo21163279.html

Policy Reports

Moore AA. 2018. Buildings with benefits: The defect of density bonusing. C.D. Howe Institute E-Brief. Toronto: C.D. Howe Institute. https://www.cdhowe.org/public-policy-research/buildings-benefits-defect-density-bonusing

Moore AA. 2017. The potential and consequences of municipal reform. IMFG Perspectives No.20. Toronto: Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/research/doc/?doc_id=439

Moore AA. 2013. Trading density for benefits: Toronto and Vancouver compared. IMFG Papers on Municipal Finance and Governance No. 13. Toronto: Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/research/doc/?doc_id=220

Moore AA. 2013. Trading density for benefits: Section 37 agreements in Toronto. IMFG Perspectives No.2. Toronto: Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/research/doc/?doc_id=221

Other Publications

Moore AA. 2020. Covid-19 and the City of Winnipeg. Chapter 9 in Covid-19 in Manitoba Public Policy Responses to the First Wave. Edited by Andrea Rounce and Karine Levasseur. Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press. https://uofmpress.ca/files/9780887559501_web.pdf

Moore AA. 2019. Winnipeg and the Election: A City in Limbo. In Understanding the Manitoba Election 2019: Campaigns, Participation, and Issue. Edited by Royce Koop, Barry Ferguson, Karine Levasseur, Andrea Rounce, and Kiera L. Ladner. Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press. https://uofmpress.ca/files/9780887558610_web.pdf

Moore AA. 2016. Winnipeg and the Election: Vote shifts, development, and deferred maintenance. In Understanding the Manitoba Election 2016: Campaigns, Participation, Issue, Place. Edited by Karine Levasseur, Andrea Rounce, Barry Ferguson, and Royce Koop. Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press. https://uofmpress.ca/files/manitoba_election2016.pdf