Kates, R. W. 2011. Gilbert F. White, 1911-2006, A Biographical Memoir. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.
Kates, R. W. and P. Dasgupta, 2007. African Poverty: A Grand Challenge for Sustainability Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(43), pp. 16747-16750.
Mabogunje, A. L., and R. W. Kates, 2004. Sustainable Development in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: The Role of Social Capital, Participation, and Science and Technology, CID Working Paper No. 102, Science, Environment, and Development Group, Center for International Development, Harvard University.
Kates, R. W., 2001. Queries on the Human Use of the Earth, Annual Review of Energy and Environment, Vol.26, pp.1-26.
Kates, R. W., 1995. Presidential Address: Labnotes from the Jeremiah Experiment: Hope for a Sustainable Transition, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 85 No.4, pp. 623-640.
Kates, R.W., 1992. Meeting Human Needs in a Changing World, in Robert S. Chen, ed. Sharing Experiences: How to End Half the World's Hunger by the Year 2000, Fifth Annual Hunger Research Briefing and Exchange, Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program, pp.1-6.
Kates, R. W. and V. Haarmann, 1992. Where the Poor Live: Are the Assumptions Correct?, Environment, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 4-11, 25-28.
Burton, I. and R. W. Kates, 1986. The Great Climacteric, 1798-2048: The Transition to a Just and Sustainable Human Environment, in Robert W. Kates and Ian Burton (eds.), Geography, Resources, and Environment, Volume II, Themes from the Work of Gilbert F. White, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 339-360.
Berry, L. and R. W. Kates, 1980. Least Developed Nations, in Leonard Berry and Robert W. Kates (eds.), Making the Most of the Least: Alternative Ways to Development, Holmes and Meier, pp. 243-253.
Kates, R. W. and W. M. Todd, 1979. The Scientists' Dilemma: Conflict between Concerns for Human Rights and the Imperative to Communicate, Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol. 4, pp. 4-10.
Kates, R. W., 1978. Human Issues in Human Rights, Science, Vol. 201 pp. 502-506.
Kates, R. W., 1976. Geographical Contributions to Alternative Development Approaches for Least-Developed Nations, in The Golden Jubilee Volume, 1976. The Indian Geographical Society, pp. 13-22.
Berry, L. and R. W. Kates, 1970. A Study of Four Villages in Dodoma and Singida Regions, University College, Bureau of Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning Research Paper No. 10.
Kates, R. W., J. McKay, and L. Berry, 1970. Twelve New Settlements in Tanzania: A Comparative Study of Success, Proceedings of The University of East Africa Social Science Conference, 1968-69, University of East Africa, pp. 63-100.
Kates, R. W., 1969. Water as a Focus for Rural Research, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. III, No. 1, pp. 297-302.
McKay, J., R. W. Kates, and D. Conyers, 1969. Benefits from Rural Water Supply: The Impact of the Bulenya Hills Pipeline in North-East Nzega, University College, Bureau of Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning Research Report No. 5.